Honda Motor (HMC) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 1.29

News headlines about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a media sentiment score of 1.29 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Honda Motor’s ranking:

HMC opened at $27.25 on Friday. Honda Motor has a fifty-two week low of $26.04 and a fifty-two week high of $37.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $50.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.53, a PEG ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.95.

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.28. Honda Motor had a net margin of 7.29% and a return on equity of 9.17%. The company had revenue of $34.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.59 billion. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Honda Motor will post 3.64 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on HMC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. ValuEngine cut shares of Honda Motor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.50.

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About Honda Motor

Honda Motor Co, Ltd. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and other products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. The Motorcycle Business segment produces sports models, including trial and moto-cross racing vehicles; business and commuter models; all-terrain vehicles; and side-by-side models.

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