News articles about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 41.7836601963426 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- General Motors Company (GM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2017 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Honda, Yamaha bike distributors say to appeal Indonesia price-fixing ruling (reuters.com)
- Auto Makers Stocks’ Research Reports Released on Ferrari, Ford Motor, Honda Motor, and Tata Motors (bizjournals.com)
- US Automakers Report Flat November Sales – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
- Active Movers: Otonomy, Inc., (NASDAQ: OTIC), Essendant Inc., (NASDAQ: ESND), Honda Motor Co., Ltd., (NYSE … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on HMC shares. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Honda Motor from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.36 price objective on shares of Honda Motor in a report on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine cut shares of Honda Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, UBS upgraded shares of Honda Motor from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Honda Motor currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.18.
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About Honda Motor
Honda Motor Co, Ltd. (Honda) develops, manufactures and markets motorcycles, automobiles and power products across the world. The Company’s segments include Motorcycle Business, Automobile business, Financial services business, and Power product and other businesses. The Company produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50 cubic centimeters class to the 1,800 cubic centimeters class.
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