Honda Motor (HMC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 42.6540320642544 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Honda Motor (HMC) traded up $0.21 during trading on Friday, hitting $34.61. The company had a trading volume of 2,123,380 shares, compared to its average volume of 792,089. The stock has a market cap of $62,693.52, a P/E ratio of 6.67, a P/E/G 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. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.96.

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

HMC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Honda Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Honda Motor from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.68.

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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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