Visteon (VC) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Visteon (NYSE:VC) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.490470079038 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Visteon (VC) opened at $135.02 on Thursday. Visteon has a one year low of $86.10 and a one year high of $140.64. The company has a quick ratio of 1.76, a current ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market cap of $4,230.00, a P/E ratio of 25.82, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.86.

Visteon (NYSE:VC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $765.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $761.95 million. Visteon had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 29.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.10 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Visteon will post 6.23 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on VC shares. Barclays set a $107.00 price objective on shares of Visteon and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Visteon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Visteon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $138.00 price target on shares of Visteon in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, FBR & Co raised their price target on shares of Visteon from $120.00 to $140.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $130.71.

In related news, CEO Sachin Lawande sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.05, for a total value of $315,125.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 8,595 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,083,399.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In the last quarter, insiders sold 17,004 shares of company stock valued at $2,180,621. 0.19% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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