News stories about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) have been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a news sentiment score of 2.63 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Honda Motor’s ranking:

Shares of Honda Motor stock opened at $28.05 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The firm has a market cap of $51.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.75, a PEG ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.97. Honda Motor has a 12 month low of $26.04 and a 12 month high of $37.29.

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $34.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.59 billion. Honda Motor had a return on equity of 9.17% and a net margin of 7.29%. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Honda Motor will post 3.62 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have commented on HMC. Zacks Investment Research lowered Honda Motor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised Honda Motor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Honda Motor currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.50.

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About Honda Motor

Honda Motor Co, Ltd. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and other products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. The Motorcycle Business segment produces sports models, including trial and moto-cross racing vehicles; business and commuter models; all-terrain vehicles; and side-by-side models.

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