Press coverage about Cooper-Standard (NYSE:CPS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press 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. Cooper-Standard earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.0161837536417 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Several research firms have recently issued reports on CPS. Zacks Investment Research cut Cooper-Standard from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Cooper-Standard from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $113.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Buckingham Research cut their target price on Cooper-Standard from $131.00 to $129.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Cooper-Standard in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Roth Capital increased their target price on Cooper-Standard from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $120.50.
Cooper-Standard (CPS) opened at $114.73 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,010.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.78. Cooper-Standard has a 52-week low of $95.33 and a 52-week high of $135.00.
In related news, SVP Song Min Lee sold 2,837 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.00, for a total value of $337,603.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,447,397. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Sharon Wenzl sold 585 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.98, for a total value of $73,698.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,990 shares in the company, valued at $376,680.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 7,422 shares of company stock worth $887,301 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.
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Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc is a holding company. The Company designs, manufactures and sells sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems for use in passenger vehicles and light trucks manufactured by global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company operates through four segments: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.
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