Autohome (ATHM) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.06

News coverage about Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autohome earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 46.6023836709041 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $82.57. 488,593 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 889,900. Autohome has a 52 week low of $28.63 and a 52 week high of $84.59. The company has a market cap of $9,525.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.89 and a beta of 2.06.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The information services provider reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter. Autohome had a net margin of 25.52% and a return on equity of 23.48%. analysts anticipate that Autohome will post 2.26 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 4th were issued a dividend of $0.76 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 3rd.

Several research firms recently commented on ATHM. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Autohome in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $83.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Benchmark increased their target price on shares of Autohome from $65.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Autohome from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Autohome in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $70.80 target price on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Autohome presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $68.97.

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Autohome Company Profile

Autohome Inc is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. The Company is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners.

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