ENSCO stock: buy or sell?

ESV stock price: $5.02 -25.85% At close on August 2nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 2nd, 2019


Shares of ENSCO closed on August at $5.02 and collapsed a bloodcurdling -25.85%. On July ESV rocketed an astounding 14.03%.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other.

Should I buy ENSCO stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with ENSCO stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is ENSCO stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 11 ratings published for ESV stock in the last 30 days.

Is ESV a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-6-10Bank of American/aUnderperform
2019-5-17Royal Bank of Canadan/aOutperform
2019-4-23Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aHold
2019-4-16Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-3-5B. RileyNeutralNeutral
2019-3-26Societe Generalen/aHold
2019-3-1Wells Fargo & Con/aBuy
2019-1-9DNB MarketsHoldBuy

ENSCO stock analysis

Daily outlook

ENSCO shares collapsed -25.85% to $5.02 on August.

ENSCO ended on August at $5.02 and collapsed a bloodcurdling -25.85%.

ESV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of ENSCO ended this week at $5.02 and plummed a spooky -30.95%. With this, it's been 4 sliding weeks in a row, loosing $-3.89 (-45.60%). Late June ESV skyrocketed an astounding 8.68% in just one week.

Since mid November 2018, when ESV stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-22.79 per share (-81.95%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

ESV stock chart (weekly)

ENSCO stock price history

ENSCO stock went public on February 28th, 1980 with a price of $108.781. Since then, ESV stock declined a -95.40%, with a yearly average of -2.40%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

ENSCO stock historical price chart

ESV stock reached 52-week highs on October at $37.89, and all-time highs 2008-06-19 with a price of 261.65.

ENSCO stock price target is $10.80

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we found 5 price predictions for ESV stock:
ESV stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-17Royal Bank of CanadaInitiatesn/a$15.00-
2019-5-17CitigroupSet Price Targetn/a$13.00-
2019-4-23Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price Targetn/a$16.00-
2019-3-5B. RileyLowers Target$7.00$5.00-28.6%
2019-3-26Societe GeneraleSet Price Targetn/a$5.00-
(in average)$7.00$10.8054.0%
The price prediction for ENSCO stock is $10.80, moving in a range between $16.00 and $5.00. In average, analysts' outlook on ESV price target is positive, improving the forecast by a 54.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, ENSCO presented its financial report, in line with analysts' consensus and published a $-0.39 Earnings per Share. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
ESV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a tragic slide of -7.47% to $1,705.40 M USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) collapsed a -21.03% to -37.51%.

ESV annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$4,920 M-$1,420 M28.9%-
2014$4,565 M-7.23%$-3,902.60 M-85.5%-374.83%
2015$4,063 M-10.98%$-1,594.80 M-39.2%-59.13%
2016$2,776 M-31.67%$890 M32.1%-155.82%
2017$1,843 M-33.62%$-303.70 M-16.5%-134.12%
2018$1,705 M-7.47%$-639.70 M-37.5%110.64%

Quarterly financial results

ENSCO reported $399.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -7.40% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-203.60 M with a profit margin of -51.03%. Profit margin plummed a -17.38% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -33.65%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, ENSCO sales marked a scary drop down and plunged a -12.15%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, ENSCO posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
ESV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$458 M-$-46.00 M-10.1%-
2017-Q3$460 M0.59%$-25.30 M-5.5%-45.00%
2017-Q4$454 M-1.30%$-207.10 M-45.6%718.58%
2018-Q1$417 M-8.19%$-140.10 M-33.6%-32.35%
2018-Q2$459 M9.95%$-151.00 M-32.9%7.78%
2018-Q3$431 M-6.02%$-145.00 M-33.7%-3.97%
2018-Q4$399 M-7.40%$-203.60 M-51.0%40.41%
2019-Q1$406 M1.73%$-190.40 M-46.9%-6.48%

ENSCO ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

ENSCO shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to ENSCO:

Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ENSCO summary

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Day range$5.00 - $6.79
Previous close$6.77
Session gain-25.85%
Average true range$0.77
50d mov avg$8.10
100d mov avg$11.50
200d mov avg$16.24
Daily patternlt03c
Weekly pattern lt03c

ENSCO performance

To better understand ENSCO performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare ENSCO to :

ENSCO competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as ENSCO competitor. This doesn't mean ENSCO does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.