ENI (NYSE:E) Upgraded by StockNews.com to “Buy”

StockNews.com upgraded shares of ENI (NYSE:EFree Report) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Separately, HSBC cut ENI from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.40.

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ENI Stock Performance

NYSE:E opened at $32.52 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. ENI has a 12-month low of $20.38 and a 12-month high of $32.63. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $30.48 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $58.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.99 and a beta of 1.05.

ENI (NYSE:EGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $21.57 billion during the quarter. ENI had a return on equity of 19.54% and a net margin of 7.73%. Equities research analysts forecast that ENI will post 6.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ENI Increases Dividend

The business also recently announced a — dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th will be issued a $0.4725 dividend. This is a boost from ENI’s previous — dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.5%. ENI’s payout ratio is 27.07%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On ENI

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of E. Nemes Rush Group LLC bought a new stake in ENI during the 2nd quarter valued at $26,000. Tucker Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in ENI during the 1st quarter valued at $28,000. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its position in ENI by 2,729.7% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,047 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 1,010 shares in the last quarter. Allworth Financial LP raised its position in ENI by 54.8% during the 1st quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 1,263 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 447 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Atlas Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in ENI during the 4th quarter valued at $38,000. 1.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About ENI

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Eni S.p.A. operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. It engages in exploration, development, extracting, manufacturing, and marketing crude oil and natural gas, oil-based fuels, chemical products, and gas-fired power, as well as energy products from renewable sources. The company operates through Exploration & Production; Global Gas & LNG Portfolio (GGP); Refining & Marketing and Chemicals; Plenitude & Power; and Corporate and Other Activities segments.

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