BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) updated its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.92-0.96 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.575-2.631 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.74 billion.BorgWarner also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.00-4.35 EPS.

A number of research firms have commented on BWA. Seaport Global Securities began coverage on BorgWarner in a research report on Wednesday. They set a neutral rating on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded BorgWarner from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. TheStreet upgraded BorgWarner from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Morgan Stanley set a $53.00 target price on BorgWarner and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, Barclays set a $36.00 target price on BorgWarner and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, January 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. BorgWarner presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $50.86.

BorgWarner stock traded up $0.36 during trading on Thursday, hitting $40.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,236,306 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,782,516. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.47, a PEG ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.79. BorgWarner has a 1-year low of $32.46 and a 1-year high of $54.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.66, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The auto parts company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $2.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.55 billion. BorgWarner had a return on equity of 22.68% and a net margin of 5.26%. The firm’s revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.07 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts predict that BorgWarner will post 4.36 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.67%. BorgWarner’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.48%.

In other news, Director Deborah D. Mcwhinney purchased 1,421 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 19th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $35.14 per share, for a total transaction of $49,933.94. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Alexis P. Michas sold 10,003 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.99, for a total value of $400,019.97. Following the sale, the director now owns 78,223 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,128,137.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.74% of the company’s stock.

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BorgWarner Company Profile

BorgWarner Inc provides solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles worldwide. It operates through two segments, Engine and Drivetrain. The Engine segment develops and manufactures turbochargers; and timing systems, such as timing chains, variable cam timing products, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, front-wheel drive transmission chains, four-wheel drive chains for light vehicles, and hybrid power transmission chains.

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