Benchmark lowered shares of Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on ATHM. CLSA set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Autohome and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, June 24th. Macquarie set a $131.00 target price on shares of Baidu and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Thursday, July 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $195.00 target price on shares of bluebird bio and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, May 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ExlService from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, July 10th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Autohome in a report on Thursday, June 27th. They issued an outperform rating and a $110.00 target price on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $107.33.

ATHM stock opened at $82.23 on Friday. Autohome has a twelve month low of $61.43 and a twelve month high of $117.99. The business’s 50 day moving average is $86.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.74 billion, a PE ratio of 21.93, a P/E/G ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.49.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The information services provider reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.07. Autohome had a net margin of 40.12% and a return on equity of 30.85%. The company had revenue of $240.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $234.43 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.70 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts predict that Autohome will post 4.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ATHM. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its stake in Autohome by 11,064.9% in the 1st quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 1,439,150 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $151,283,000 after buying an additional 1,426,260 shares during the period. Investec Asset Management LTD purchased a new stake in shares of Autohome during the 1st quarter worth $78,570,000. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Autohome during the 4th quarter worth $43,724,000. Ardevora Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Autohome during the 1st quarter worth $45,582,000. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its position in shares of Autohome by 74.8% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 877,981 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $60,084,000 after purchasing an additional 375,600 shares in the last quarter. 54.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Autohome Company Profile

Autohome Inc operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, delivers comprehensive, independent, and interactive content to automobile buyers and owners, including company generated content, such as automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, photographs, video clips, and live streaming; automobile library, which comprises a range of specifications covering performance levels, dimensions, powertrains, vehicle bodies, interiors, safety, entertainment systems, and other features, as well as manufacturers' suggested retail prices; new and used automobile listings, and promotional information; and user generated content and forums.

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