News coverage about TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:FTI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.4252950711819 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (NYSE FTI) traded up $0.19 on Wednesday, hitting $31.57. 1,180,544 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,028,576. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.22. TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share has a 12-month low of $24.53 and a 12-month high of $37.09.

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:FTI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The oil and gas company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $4.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.87 billion. TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share’s revenue was up 74.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share will post 1.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%.

FTI has been the topic of several analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $34.00 price target on shares of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine lowered shares of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Cowen set a $35.00 price target on shares of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. HSBC reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on shares of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share from $30.00 to $28.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.03.

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About TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share

FMC Technologies, Inc is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of systems and products, including subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead production systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems.

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