Seadrill (SDRL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.1947146913855 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) remained flat at $$0.26 during midday trading on Tuesday. 4,279,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,352,597. Seadrill has a 52 week low of $0.15 and a 52 week high of $3.84. The company has a market capitalization of $134.03, a PE ratio of 0.46 and a beta of 3.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Seadrill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd.

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Seadrill Company Profile

Seadrill Limited is an offshore drilling contractor providing offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry. The Company’s primary business is the ownership and operation of drillships, semi-submersible rigs and jack-up rigs for operations in shallow-, mid-, deep-, and ultra deepwater areas, and in benign and harsh environments.

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