News headlines about Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Noble Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas development company an impact score of 46.722377093248 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently issued reports on NBL. BidaskClub upgraded Noble Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Citigroup Inc. lowered Noble Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Cowen and Company set a $35.00 target price on Noble Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of Noble Energy in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Noble Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $41.36.

Shares of Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) opened at 27.02 on Friday. Noble Energy has a 52 week low of $22.99 and a 52 week high of $42.03. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $24.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $29.58. The company’s market cap is $12.75 billion.

Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The oil and gas development company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.18. Noble Energy had a positive return on equity of 0.86% and a negative net margin of 46.63%. The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.05 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.24) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Noble Energy will post ($0.15) EPS for the current year.

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About Noble Energy

Noble Energy, Inc is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration, development, production and acquisition. The Company’s segments include: United States, including the onshore DJ Basin, Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale and offshore deepwater Gulf of Mexico, as well as the consolidated accounts of Noble Midstream Partners LP (Noble Midstream Partners); Eastern Mediterranean, including offshore Israel and Cyprus; West Africa, including offshore Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon, and Other International and Corporate, including new ventures, such as offshore the Falkland Islands, Suriname and Newfoundland.

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