Shares of Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $68.97.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ATHM. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Autohome in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $83.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Benchmark boosted their price target on shares of Autohome from $65.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price target on shares of Autohome from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisor Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Autohome by 100.4% during the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,826 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 915 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Autohome by 0.8% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 154,400 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $7,004,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in shares of Autohome by 4.3% during the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 53,869 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $2,444,000 after buying an additional 2,230 shares in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale grew its position in shares of Autohome by 176.0% during the third quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 3,530 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $1,027,000 after buying an additional 2,251 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its position in shares of Autohome by 21.3% during the second quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 21,223 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $963,000 after buying an additional 3,723 shares in the last quarter. 38.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Autohome (ATHM) traded up $0.67 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $85.62. 1,119,841 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 706,723. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,870.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.06 and a beta of 2.06. Autohome has a one year low of $28.63 and a one year high of $86.86.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The information services provider reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Autohome had a net margin of 25.52% and a return on equity of 23.48%. equities analysts predict that Autohome will post 2.26 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 4th were given a dividend of $0.76 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 3rd.

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Autohome Company Profile

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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