1. As of noon trading, Ensco PLC Class A ( ESV) is down $0.82 (-1.3%) to $61.41 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Ensco PLC Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.76-$62.64 after having opened the day at $62.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.23.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Ensco PLC Class A has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Ensco PLC Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ensco PLC Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Ensco PLC Class A Ratings Report now.

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