News stories about Hitachi (OTCMKTS:HTHIY) have trended very negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hitachi earned a news sentiment score of -3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the conglomerate an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Hitachi’s ranking:
OTCMKTS:HTHIY opened at $63.88 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $31.68 billion, a PE ratio of 8.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.60 and a beta of 0.96. Hitachi has a 1 year low of $51.25 and a 1 year high of $85.54. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Hitachi from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 1st.
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Hitachi Company Profile
Hitachi, Ltd. provides information and telecommunication systems, social infrastructure and industrial systems, electronic systems and equipment, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, smart life and ecofriendly systems, other products, and financial services in Japan and internationally.
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