BorgWarner (BWA) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BorgWarner earned a media sentiment score of 2.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the auto parts company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on BWA. Wells Fargo & Co raised shares of BorgWarner from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $57.00 to $56.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of BorgWarner from $61.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. Citigroup lowered their price target on shares of BorgWarner from $59.00 to $52.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of BorgWarner in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Bank of America raised shares of BorgWarner from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $54.23.

NYSE:BWA traded up $0.60 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $39.78. 2,027,100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,857,152. The stock has a market cap of $7.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.81. BorgWarner has a 12-month low of $35.71 and a 12-month high of $58.22. The company has a current ratio of 1.66, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The auto parts company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.45 billion. BorgWarner had a net margin of 5.26% and a return on equity of 22.68%. On average, equities analysts forecast that BorgWarner will post 4.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Investors of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 30th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. BorgWarner’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.48%.

In other BorgWarner news, VP Joel Wiegert sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.57, for a total value of $158,280.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Thomas T. Stallkamp sold 7,692 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total transaction of $302,526.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $117,990. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 28,472 shares of company stock valued at $1,126,972. 0.74% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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