Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Andeavor (ANDV) Share Price

Media headlines about Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Andeavor earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.1121329151693 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ANDV. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Andeavor in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Andeavor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $133.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $153.00 price objective on shares of Andeavor in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $162.00 price objective on shares of Andeavor in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Andeavor in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $142.00 price objective on the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $127.83.

Shares of Andeavor stock traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $100.86. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,109,838 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,953,481. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a current ratio of 1.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,508.64, a P/E ratio of 10.21, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.51. Andeavor has a fifty-two week low of $75.11 and a fifty-two week high of $121.71.

Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The oil and gas company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.18 by ($0.81). The business had revenue of $10.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.79 billion. Andeavor had a return on equity of 6.86% and a net margin of 4.37%. analysts expect that Andeavor will post 9 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were issued a $0.59 dividend. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. Andeavor’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.89%.

In related news, Director Jeff A. Stevens sold 32,500 shares of Andeavor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.07, for a total transaction of $3,804,775.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 1,503,845 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $176,055,134.15. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Blane W. Peery sold 1,012 shares of Andeavor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.64, for a total value of $90,715.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 178,602 shares of company stock valued at $20,963,955. Corporate insiders own 0.86% of the company’s stock.

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Andeavor Company Profile

Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Corporation, is an independent petroleum refining, logistics and marketing company. he Company operates through three segments. The Refining operating segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum coke for sale in bulk markets to a range of customers within its markets.

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