Honda Motor (HMC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.9617621699789 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of research firms have issued reports on HMC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. UBS Group raised shares of Honda Motor from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.36 price objective on shares of Honda Motor in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.68.

Shares of Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) opened at $35.93 on Friday. Honda Motor has a one year low of $27.05 and a one year high of $36.52. The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. The stock has a market cap of $65,084.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 1.09.

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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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