BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. BorgWarner earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.9450437705948 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

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Shares of NYSE:BWA traded down $1.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $51.27. The stock had a trading volume of 1,175,929 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,310,029. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.15. The company has a market capitalization of $11,047.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.18, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.81. BorgWarner has a twelve month low of $37.54 and a twelve month high of $58.22.

BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The auto parts company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $2.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.53 billion. BorgWarner had a net margin of 4.49% and a return on equity of 21.92%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. equities research analysts expect that BorgWarner will post 4.27 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.33%. BorgWarner’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.48%.

Several research firms have recently commented on BWA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BorgWarner from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $63.00 target price on shares of BorgWarner and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of BorgWarner in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of BorgWarner in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of BorgWarner from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $37.54 to $58.22 in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.17.

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BorgWarner Company Profile

BorgWarner Inc provides solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles worldwide. It operates through two segments, Engine and Drivetrain. The Engine segment develops and manufactures turbochargers; and timing systems, such as timing chains, variable cam timing products, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, front-wheel drive transmission chains, four-wheel drive chains for light vehicles, and hybrid power transmission chains.

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