Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Autohome (ATHM) Share Price
News stories about Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Autohome earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 46.4183461536706 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several research analysts have commented on ATHM shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Autohome from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $36.00 to $65.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Benchmark upgraded shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Autohome from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Autohome from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $66.56.
Shares of Autohome (NYSE ATHM) traded up $0.48 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $58.01. 610,301 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,004,749. Autohome has a 1-year low of $24.71 and a 1-year high of $67.69. The company has a market cap of $6,690.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.85, a PEG ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 2.06.
The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 4th will be issued a $0.76 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 3rd.
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Autohome Inc is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. The Company is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners.
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