Statoil ASA(ADR) (STO) was Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to ” Equal-Weight”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Overweight ” on the company shares. Morgan Stanley advised their investors in a research report released on Jul 22, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Statoil ASA(ADR). Statoil ASA(ADR) was Upgraded by Societe Generale to ” Buy” on Jul 6, 2016. Statoil ASA(ADR) was Downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts to ” Underperform” on May 31, 2016. Statoil ASA(ADR) was Downgraded by HSBC Securities to ” Hold” on May 26, 2016.
Statoil ASA(ADR) opened for trading at $17.23 and hit $17.45 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $17.36, with a gain of 0.40% or 0.07 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 13,29,119 shares. Company has a market cap of $55,355 M.
Investors should note that on Apr 27, 2016, Statoil ASA(ADR) announced a cash dividend of $0.2201. The company’s management has announced Aug 9, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 11, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 23, 2016.
Statoil ASA is an energy company. The Company is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production activities. The Company’s segments include Development and Production Norway (DPN) Development and Production North America (DPNA) Development and Production International (DPI) Marketing Processing and Renewable Energy (MPR) and Other. The DPN segment consists of its exploration field development and operational activities on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The DPI segment develops and produces oil and gas outside the NCS. The DPNA segment comprises of its upstream activities in North America. The MPR segment markets and trades crude oil natural gas power emissions liquids and refined products for transportation and processing and for developing business opportunities in renewables. The Other segment includes activities in Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB); Technology Projects and Drilling (TPD) and corporate staffs and support functions.