Honda Motor (HMC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3008906268178 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on HMC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of Honda Motor from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.68.

Honda Motor (NYSE HMC) traded up $0.21 on Friday, reaching $34.61. 2,123,380 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 792,089. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49. The firm has a market cap of $62,693.52, a PE ratio of 6.67, a PEG ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.10. Honda Motor has a 52-week low of $27.05 and a 52-week high of $37.29.

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.33. Honda Motor had a net margin of 6.88% and a return on equity of 8.71%. The firm had revenue of $3,957.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3,725.76 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $93.67 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Honda Motor will post 5.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Honda Motor Company Profile

Honda Motor Co, Ltd. (Honda) develops, manufactures and markets motorcycles, automobiles and power products across the world. The Company’s segments include Motorcycle Business, Automobile business, Financial services business, and Power product and other businesses. The Company produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50 cubic centimeters class to the 1,800 cubic centimeters class.

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