Media stories about Statoil (NYSE:STO) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Statoil earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.4928369033446 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Statoil from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Citigroup downgraded Statoil from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Piper Jaffray set a $24.00 price objective on Statoil and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. TheStreet upgraded Statoil from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs upgraded Statoil from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $21.00.

Shares of STO traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $25.51. The company had a trading volume of 1,638,867 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,012,203. The company has a market cap of $85,006.61, a P/E ratio of 18.49 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. Statoil has a 52-week low of $16.18 and a 52-week high of $25.95.

Statoil (NYSE:STO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The oil and gas company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $17.11 billion for the quarter. Statoil had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 7.50%. equities research analysts forecast that Statoil will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Statoil Company Profile

Statoil ASA, an energy company, explores for, produces, transports, refines, and markets petroleum and petroleum-derived products, and other forms of energy in Norway and internationally. The company operates through Development and Production Norway; Development and Production International; Marketing, Midstream and Processing; and Other segments.

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