Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.18

Headlines about Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anadarko Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 46.6281755581828 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.

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

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price (up from $76.00) on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Monday, September 25th. Scotiabank set a $62.00 target price on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, November 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Cowen set a $60.00 target price on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.23.

Shares of Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $48.26. 4,399,254 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,034,532. Anadarko Petroleum has a fifty-two week low of $39.96 and a fifty-two week high of $72.50. The company has a quick ratio of 2.03, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11.

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The oil and gas development company reported ($0.77) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.56) by ($0.21). Anadarko Petroleum had a negative net margin of 17.13% and a negative return on equity of 9.82%. The business had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.52 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.89) EPS. Anadarko Petroleum’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Anadarko Petroleum will post -2.24 EPS for the current year.

Anadarko Petroleum declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, September 20th that allows the company to buyback $2.50 billion in shares. This buyback authorization allows the oil and gas development company to buy up to 10% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 12th. Anadarko Petroleum’s dividend payout ratio is -5.63%.

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Anadarko Petroleum Company Profile

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. The Company’s segments include Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream, and Marketing. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States and International.

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