Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Unlikely to Impact Toyota Motor (TM) Stock Price

News headlines about Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Toyota Motor earned a media sentiment score of 1.75 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Toyota Motor’s score:

Shares of TM opened at $124.49 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $175.90 billion, a PE ratio of 8.28, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.71. Toyota Motor has a one year low of $111.12 and a one year high of $140.99.

Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $3.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.17 by $0.42. The business had revenue of $65.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $66.83 billion. Toyota Motor had a return on equity of 13.51% and a net margin of 8.89%. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Toyota Motor will post 14.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on TM shares. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Toyota Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Toyota Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 28th. Bank of America upgraded Toyota Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded Toyota Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Toyota Motor from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Toyota Motor currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $132.00.

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About Toyota Motor

Toyota Motor Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and sells passenger vehicles, minivans and commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories. It operates through Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. The company offers hybrid cars under the Prius, Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, RX-HV, Auris, Prius PHV, C-HR, LC, Camry, JPN TAXI, Avalon, Corolla HB, Crown, and Century names; fuel cell vehicles under the MIRAI and SORA names; and conventional engine vehicles, including subcompact and compact cars under the Corolla, Yaris, Vitz, Aygo, Prius C, Aqua, Passo, Roomy, Tank, Etios, Vios, AGYA, Rush, and Yaris iA names.

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