Media headlines about Cooper Standard (NYSE:CPS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cooper Standard earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.017242547981 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Cooper Standard (CPS) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cooper-Standard Holding Inc.: Cooper Standard to Host Conference Call on May 2 to Discuss First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (twst.com)
- Cooper Standard (CPS) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cooper Standard Holdings Inc (CPS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
CPS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Roth Capital lifted their target price on shares of Cooper Standard from $130.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cooper Standard from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cooper Standard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Bank of America lifted their target price on shares of Cooper Standard from $85.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $123.83.
Cooper Standard (NYSE:CPS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The auto parts company reported $3.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.18 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $937.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $912.01 million. Cooper Standard had a net margin of 3.74% and a return on equity of 25.31%. Cooper Standard’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.80 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Cooper Standard will post 11.32 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Cooper Standard news, insider Miguel Posada Juan Fernando De sold 4,830 shares of Cooper Standard stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.49, for a total transaction of $591,626.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Keith Dwayne Stephenson sold 16,000 shares of Cooper Standard stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.61, for a total transaction of $1,961,760.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 22,530 shares of company stock valued at $2,764,102. 3.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Cooper Standard
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc, through its subsidiary, Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc, designs, manufactures, and sells sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer, and anti-vibration systems worldwide. It operates in four segments: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America. The company's sealing systems include dynamic and static seals, encapsulated glasses, stainless steel trims, flush glass systems, variable extrusions, and specialty sealing products.
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