Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Seadrill Partners (SDLP) Share Price

Media coverage about Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.3396049823316 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

SDLP stock traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, hitting $2.97. 172,681 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 209,757. Seadrill Partners has a one year low of $2.61 and a one year high of $4.20. The firm has a market cap of $222.82, a PE ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 2.22 and a quick ratio of 2.08.

Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.16. Seadrill Partners had a net margin of 12.52% and a return on equity of 3.42%.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 5th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 2nd. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 13.47%. Seadrill Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.28%.

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About Seadrill Partners

Seadrill Partners LLC is an offshore deepwater drilling company. The Company owns, operates and acquires offshore drilling units. The Company’s subsidiaries include Seadrill Operating LP, Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC and Seadrill Partners Operating LLC (collectively, OPCO). The Company’s segment is OPCO’s fleet.

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