News coverage about Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing 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. Seadrill Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.0430116902662 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Seadrill Partners (SDLP) opened at $3.45 on Thursday. Seadrill Partners has a 1-year low of $2.61 and a 1-year high of $5.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 2.08 and a quick ratio of 2.08. The company has a market cap of $260.46, a P/E ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 2.24.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 6th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.59%. Seadrill Partners’s payout ratio is 13.89%.

SDLP has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Seadrill Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Seadrill Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 25th.

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Seadrill Partners Company Profile

Seadrill Partners LLC is an offshore deepwater drilling company. The Company owns, operates and acquires offshore drilling units. The Company’s subsidiaries include Seadrill Operating LP, Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC and Seadrill Partners Operating LLC (collectively, OPCO). The Company’s segment is OPCO’s fleet.

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