Visteon (VC) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media coverage about Visteon (NYSE:VC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Visteon earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.7257275409882 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Visteon (NYSE:VC) traded down $0.81 during trading on Friday, reaching $130.88. 300,280 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 226,159. Visteon has a fifty-two week low of $78.92 and a fifty-two week high of $133.04. The stock has a market cap of $4,070.00, a P/E ratio of 20.61, a P/E/G ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a current ratio of 1.97, a quick ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

Visteon (NYSE:VC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.17. Visteon had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 29.13%. The firm had revenue of $765.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $761.95 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.10 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Visteon will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of Visteon in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Visteon from $107.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. FBR & Co lifted their target price on shares of Visteon from $120.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of Visteon from $113.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Visteon in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Visteon has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $123.86.

In other news, CEO Sachin Lawande sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total transaction of $325,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 8,595 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,117,350. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Stephanie S. Marianos sold 512 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $119.74, for a total transaction of $61,306.88. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 431 shares in the company, valued at approximately $51,607.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 8,622 shares of company stock worth $1,083,686. Company insiders own 0.19% of the company’s stock.

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About Visteon

Visteon Corporation is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures electronics products for original equipment vehicle manufacturer (OEM), including Ford, Mazda, Nissan/Renault, General Motors, Honda BMW and Daimler. The Company operates through Electronics segment. The Electronics segment provides vehicle cockpit electronics products to customers, including instrument clusters, information displays, infotainment, audio systems, telematics solutions and head up displays.

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