WABCO (WBC) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.21

Media stories about WABCO (NYSE:WBC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WABCO earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.0002948891172 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

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WBC traded down $3.88 on Tuesday, hitting $130.17. The company had a trading volume of 1,143,786 shares, compared to its average volume of 368,883. The firm has a market cap of $7,177.86, a P/E ratio of 18.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.80. WABCO has a 1 year low of $114.53 and a 1 year high of $162.20. The company has a current ratio of 3.49, a quick ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08.

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The auto parts company reported $1.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.81 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $950.91 million. WABCO had a net margin of 11.97% and a return on equity of 35.77%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.47 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that WABCO will post 7.66 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on WBC shares. Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of WABCO in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $159.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WABCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $161.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, December 28th. Buckingham Research restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $152.00 price objective (down from $156.00) on shares of WABCO in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. William Blair restated a “buy” rating on shares of WABCO in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price objective (down from $162.00) on shares of WABCO in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. WABCO has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $164.14.

In other WABCO news, insider Nicolas Bardot sold 834 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $136.88, for a total transaction of $114,157.92. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 4,243 shares in the company, valued at $580,781.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.79% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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WABCO Company Profile

WABCO Holdings Inc, together with its subsidiaries, supplies electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and aerodynamic products worldwide. The company engineers, develops, manufactures, and sells braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles.

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