Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) Getting Negative Press Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have been trending negative on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a media sentiment score of -2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Honda Motor’s score:

Several research firms have commented on HMC. ValuEngine lowered shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 29th. TheStreet raised shares of Honda Motor from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Shares of HMC opened at $29.01 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $27.99 and a two-hundred day moving average of $26.03. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Honda Motor has a twelve month low of $22.87 and a twelve month high of $30.12. The company has a market cap of $51.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.09.

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 8th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.13. Honda Motor had a return on equity of 6.14% and a net margin of 3.34%. The business had revenue of $34.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.29 billion. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Honda Motor will post 3.08 EPS for the current year.

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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