Press coverage about ENI (NYSE:E) has been trending positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. ENI earned a news sentiment score of 2.38 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted ENI’s ranking:

E opened at $33.91 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.24. ENI has a 12 month low of $29.75 and a 12 month high of $40.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $61.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.46, a PEG ratio of 0.59 and a beta of 0.68.

ENI (NYSE:E) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.23. ENI had a net margin of 7.47% and a return on equity of 8.38%. The business had revenue of $23.14 billion during the quarter. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that ENI will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of ENI from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 18th. ValuEngine cut shares of ENI from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of ENI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ENI from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut shares of ENI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, December 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. ENI has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.41.

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ENI Company Profile

Eni S.p.A. engages in the oil and gas, electricity generation and sale, and petrochemicals businesses. The company is involved in the oil and natural gas exploration, and field development and production activities, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in 46 countries, including Italy, Libya, Egypt, Norway, the United Kingdom, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, the United States, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, Venezuela, Iraq, Indonesia, Ghana, and Mozambique.

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