Adient (NYSE:ADNT) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Adient (NYSE:ADNT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adient earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0894197033075 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of analysts have recently commented on ADNT shares. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their price objective on shares of Adient from $96.00 to $89.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Adient from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. UBS upped their price objective on shares of Adient from $94.00 to $98.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Adient from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Adient in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $80.44.

Adient (NYSE ADNT) traded down $0.67 on Wednesday, reaching $78.26. 518,152 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 846,829. The company has a market capitalization of $7,271.11 and a PE ratio of 8.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.87. Adient has a 1-year low of $51.74 and a 1-year high of $86.42.

Adient (NYSE:ADNT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $2.34 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.21 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.85 billion. Adient had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 22.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.15 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Adient will post 10.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be paid a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 17th. Adient’s dividend payout ratio is currently 11.62%.

In other news, VP Cathleen A. Ebacher sold 9,184 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.40, for a total transaction of $720,025.60. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 38,187 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,993,860.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Cathleen A. Ebacher sold 2,584 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.13, for a total transaction of $204,471.92. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 36,454 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,884,605.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 79,525 shares of company stock valued at $6,242,744 in the last ninety days. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Adient

Adient plc, formerly Adient Limited, is an automotive seating supplier. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. The Company operates through two segments: Seating and Interiors.

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