Shares of Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC) were up 2.5% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $26.64 and last traded at $26.59, with a volume of 629,714 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $25.93.

Several analysts have issued reports on HMC shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Honda Motor in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Erste Group downgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Vetr downgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.64 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, March 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. downgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “neutral” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research note on Friday, May 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.73.

The stock has a market cap of $47.84 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.001. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $26.15 and a 200-day moving average of $27.20.

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 13th. The company reported ($0.48) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.97. The firm had revenue of $3,657 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $127.48 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $54.30 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Honda Motor Co. will post $2.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Honda Motor by 64.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 37,941 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,213,000 after buying an additional 14,933 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR raised its position in shares of Honda Motor by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 68,113 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,175,000 after buying an additional 439 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position in shares of Honda Motor by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 99,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,870,000 after buying an additional 3,160 shares in the last quarter. Community Financial Services Group LLC raised its position in shares of Honda Motor by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Community Financial Services Group LLC now owns 121,448 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,878,000 after buying an additional 3,713 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Honda Motor by 40.2% in the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 226,081 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,219,000 after buying an additional 64,840 shares in the last quarter.

Honda Motor Co, Ltd. (Honda), develops, produces and manufactures a range of motor products, ranging from small general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars. The Company has four segments: motorcycle business, automobile business, financial services business, and power product and other businesses.

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