News coverage about Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Honda Motor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 40.1773995031558 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. UBS Group upgraded shares of Honda Motor from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Honda Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $36.36 price target on shares of Honda Motor in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.68.

Honda Motor (HMC) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $36.09. 987,636 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 469,907. Honda Motor has a fifty-two week low of $27.05 and a fifty-two week high of $36.52. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. The stock has a market cap of $65,620.00, a PE ratio of 11.21, a PEG ratio of 2.94 and a beta of 1.09.

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Honda Motor Company Profile

Honda Motor Co, Ltd. (Honda) develops, manufactures and markets motorcycles, automobiles and power products across the world. The Company’s segments include Motorcycle Business, Automobile business, Financial services business, and Power product and other businesses. The Company produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50 cubic centimeters class to the 1,800 cubic centimeters class.

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