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Stock in the Limelight: Noble Corporation plc (NE)

Noble Corporation plc (NE) jumped 6.6 percent and ended the day at $6.14. The Average Volume of the company is 12.11 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0, while Forward P/E ratio is 0.

Societe Generale Upgrade its coverage for Noble Corporation plc (NE) in a note sent to investors on 14-Feb-17. The research firm Upgrade the stock to Buy. Moreover, Morgan Stanley issued Upgrade rating for the stock on 2-Feb-17. Jefferies also Upgrade the company to Buy on 30-Jan-17, 2016. Additionally, Piper Jaffray Upgrade its ratings on the stock to Neutral.

The highest price NE stock touched in the last 12 month was $12.19 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $4.45. The stock has a Return on Assets of -7.6 percent, Return on Investment of -6.3 percent and a Return on Equity of -13.9 percent. The company’s market cap is $1.5 Billion.

Noble Corporation plc (NE)’s growth estimate is -174.2 percent for the current quarter. The growth estimate for the next quarter is -3400 percent. The company’s stock has fell -22.41 percent in the past five year. The company is expected to grow by -73.4 percent over the next five years.

Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. According to 31 analysts, Price Target for Noble Corporation plc (NE) may hit a high of $11. The average and low price target for the stock are $7.32 and $3, respectively.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is -7.4, the 50-day is -8.57 and the 20-day is 0.55. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $-0.23 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 396.83 Million and 332 Million with an average of 363.92 Million.

When we look at the recommendation trends, the stock presently has an average brokerage recommendation of 7.4. Out of 37 brokerage recommendations, 2 gave a Strong Buy, 9 issued a Buy, 16 issued Hold, 6 rated Under-perform and 4 issued a Sell.

Noble Corporation plc (NE) performance during the last one year Degraded -41.49 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 3.72 percent. The stock Jumped 10.04 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Negative momentum of -0.32 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Pessimistic with -12.54 percent. Its weekly performance showed a upward trend of 7.34 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -40.4 percent, operating profit margin was -32.3 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 59.8 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 2.09.

Noble Corporation plc (NE) has 247.66 Million shares outstanding and 242.16 Million shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 4.77 and the short float is around of 23.84%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.3, while the relative strength index is 47.5.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.9, current ratio was 1.9, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.7 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.75.