Weatherford International (WFT) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.05
Headlines about Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Weatherford International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0998598244605 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Technical Indicators & Active Traders – Weatherford International plc, (NYSE: WFT) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Stock Regains Interests on EPS Analysis Factors For Next Year: Weatherford International plc (WFT) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Hot Stock’s Highlights – Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Weatherford International Plc (WFT) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.46 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Weatherford International Plc Reduced by Griffin Securities (WFT) (americanbankingnews.com)
Weatherford International (NYSE WFT) opened at $2.86 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.44, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 2.04. Weatherford International has a one year low of $2.63 and a one year high of $7.09. The firm has a market cap of $2,870.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.72 and a beta of 2.07.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on WFT shares. UBS Group set a $6.00 target price on shares of Weatherford International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Credit Suisse Group set a $6.00 target price on shares of Weatherford International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Weatherford International in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada set a $5.00 price target on shares of Weatherford International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded shares of Weatherford International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Weatherford International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.59.
In related news, VP Douglas M. Mills sold 15,223 shares of Weatherford International stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.07, for a total transaction of $61,957.61. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 256,402 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,043,556.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Douglas M. Mills sold 17,931 shares of Weatherford International stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.34, for a total transaction of $77,820.54. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 238,471 shares in the company, valued at $1,034,964.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 46,726 shares of company stock worth $193,648. 1.16% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Weatherford International Company Profile
Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 860 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people.
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