Media coverage about Seadrill Partners (NASDAQ:SDLP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seadrill Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 71 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on SDLP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Seadrill Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Seadrill Partners from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $7.00 to $8.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd.

Shares of Seadrill Partners (NASDAQ:SDLP) traded up 0.67% on Tuesday, reaching $3.01. 381,763 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.14 and a 200-day moving average of $3.76. The company has a market capitalization of $276.38 million and a PE ratio of 0.98. Seadrill Partners has a 52-week low of $2.70 and a 52-week high of $6.45.

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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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