Media headlines about Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Andeavor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.1709066841144 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group lowered their target price on shares of Andeavor from $109.00 to $108.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $130.00 price target (down from $138.00) on shares of Andeavor in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Andeavor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $133.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $162.00 price objective on shares of Andeavor in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 price objective on shares of Andeavor in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Andeavor has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $127.83.

Shares of Andeavor (NYSE ANDV) traded up $0.94 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $98.18. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 258,491 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,701,248. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The stock has a market cap of $14,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.49, a P/E/G ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.50. Andeavor has a 12 month low of $75.11 and a 12 month high of $121.71.

Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The oil and gas company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.18 by ($0.81). The company had revenue of $10.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.79 billion. Andeavor had a return on equity of 6.86% and a net margin of 4.37%. equities research analysts predict that Andeavor will post 9.99 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a dividend of $0.59 per share. This represents a $2.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. Andeavor’s payout ratio is 59.45%.

In other Andeavor news, VP Blane W. Peery sold 1,012 shares of Andeavor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.64, for a total value of $90,715.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Paul L. Foster sold 51,510 shares of Andeavor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.54, for a total value of $5,693,915.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,436,847 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $158,829,067.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 254,100 shares of company stock valued at $29,338,288 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 0.86% of the company’s stock.

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About Andeavor

Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Corporation, is an independent petroleum refining, logistics and marketing company. he Company operates through three segments. The Refining operating segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum coke for sale in bulk markets to a range of customers within its markets.

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