Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Share Price

Media headlines about Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anadarko Petroleum earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 47.0314574703753 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

APC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Scotiabank set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Friday, September 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Thursday, December 21st. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $56.00 target price for the company. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Anadarko Petroleum from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $53.00 to $57.00 in a report on Friday, November 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.62.

Shares of Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) traded down $0.63 on Friday, reaching $55.02. 3,836,468 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,200,000. Anadarko Petroleum has a one year low of $39.96 and a one year high of $72.32. The company has a market cap of $30,100.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.54 and a beta of 1.38. 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 quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The oil and gas development company reported ($0.77) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.52 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.89) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 31.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Anadarko Petroleum will post -2.21 EPS for the current year.

Anadarko Petroleum announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 20th that authorizes the company to buyback $2.50 billion in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the oil and gas development company to reacquire up to 10% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th were issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.36%. Anadarko Petroleum’s payout ratio is -5.65%.

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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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