Media headlines about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a news sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 43.1089198537415 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Honda’s US Sales Recovered in September 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Honda Aircraft Company Expands HondaJet Sales to China, Hong Kong and Macau (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Japan carmakers enjoy cruise in China fast lane (finance.yahoo.com)
- Japan-Wide Scandal Erupts Over Steel Company’s Falsified Data (bloomberg.com)
- Honda Motor : Aircraft Company Expands Jet Sales to China, Hong Kong and Macau (4-traders.com)
Shares of Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) traded up 0.66% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $30.29. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $29.07 and a 200 day moving average of $28.43. Honda Motor has a 12 month low of $27.05 and a 12 month high of $32.17. The firm has a market cap of $54.59 billion, a PE ratio of 9.10 and a beta of 1.03.
Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $3,713 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3,525.55 billion. Honda Motor had a net margin of 4.58% and a return on equity of 8.57%. The business’s revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $96.93 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Honda Motor will post $2.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on HMC shares. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Honda Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. ValuEngine cut shares of Honda Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of Honda Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Honda Motor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Honda Motor currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.50.
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About Honda Motor
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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