Honda Motor (HMC) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of -2.35

Media headlines about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a daily sentiment score of -2.35 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Honda Motor’s analysis:

Shares of Honda Motor stock opened at $27.73 on Friday. Honda Motor has a 1 year low of $25.30 and a 1 year high of $37.05. The firm has a market cap of $49.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 1st. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.85. Honda Motor had a return on equity of 8.49% and a net margin of 4.73%. The business had revenue of $3,957.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3,956.54 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $318.50 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Honda Motor will post 3.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Honda Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Nomura raised Honda Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.50.

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About Honda Motor

Honda Motor Co, Ltd. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and other products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. The Motorcycle Business segment produces sports models, including trial and moto-cross racing vehicles; business and commuter models; all-terrain vehicles; and side-by-side models.

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