Adient (ADNT) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about Adient (NYSE:ADNT) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adient earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 43.7453925528688 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Adient (NYSE ADNT) traded down $0.90 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $82.69. The company had a trading volume of 791,506 shares, compared to its average volume of 691,860. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,782.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.73, a PEG ratio of 0.76 and a beta of -0.25. Adient has a 52-week low of $59.10 and a 52-week high of $86.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.04.

Adient (NYSE:ADNT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $2.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.85 billion. Adient had a return on equity of 22.48% and a net margin of 5.47%. Adient’s revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.15 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Adient will post 10.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 18th will be issued a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 17th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. Adient’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 11.62%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on ADNT shares. UBS Group raised their target price on Adient from $94.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on shares of Adient in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Adient in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine raised Adient from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays raised their price target on Adient to $85.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Adient presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $83.22.

In other Adient news, Chairman R Bruce Mcdonald sold 67,757 shares of Adient stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.49, for a total transaction of $5,318,246.93. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Cathleen A. Ebacher sold 2,584 shares of Adient stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.13, for a total value of $204,471.92. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 36,454 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,884,605.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 79,525 shares of company stock valued at $6,242,744. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Adient Company Profile

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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