Atwood Oceanics (ATW) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atwood Oceanics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the offshore driller an impact score of 46.6589649553954 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Atwood Oceanics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Atwood Oceanics in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Atwood Oceanics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Atwood Oceanics and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Atwood Oceanics has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.86.

Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) opened at $9.32 on Friday. Atwood Oceanics has a 1 year low of $5.91 and a 1 year high of $15.37. The company has a market cap of $750.73 and a PE ratio of -44.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 7.45 and a current ratio of 8.80.

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Atwood Oceanics Company Profile

Atwood Oceanics, Inc is an offshore drilling company engaged in the drilling and completion of exploration and development wells for the global oil and gas industry. The Company owns various types of drilling rigs, such as Ultra-Deepwater Rigs, Deepwater Semisubmersibles and Jackups. Its Ultra-deepwater Rigs and Deepwater Semisubmersibles include Atwood Achiever, Atwood Archer, Atwood Admiral, Atwood Advantage, Atwood Condor, Atwood Eagle and Atwood Osprey.

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