Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autohome earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the information services provider an impact score of 46.1347801358555 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) traded up $1.03 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $77.92. The stock had a trading volume of 857,934 shares, compared to its average volume of 573,095. The company has a market cap of $9,207.18, a PE ratio of 37.64 and a beta of 2.06. Autohome has a 12 month low of $27.75 and a 12 month high of $81.10.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.76 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 3rd.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on ATHM shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Autohome from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price objective on shares of Autohome from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $71.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Autohome in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $70.80 price objective on the stock. Finally, Citigroup started coverage on shares of Autohome in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $83.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Autohome presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.97.

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About Autohome

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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