News articles about WABCO (NYSE:WBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WABCO earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.2475570073115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of NYSE:WBC opened at $120.51 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.59 billion, a PE ratio of 17.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a current ratio of 2.48. WABCO has a 1 year low of $113.00 and a 1 year high of $162.20.

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 19th. The auto parts company reported $2.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.90 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $989.16 million. WABCO had a return on equity of 34.37% and a net margin of 11.77%. The firm’s revenue was up 25.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.69 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that WABCO will post 7.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have commented on WBC. ValuEngine upgraded WABCO from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price target on shares of WABCO in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Mizuho began coverage on WABCO in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $130.00 price target on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus set a $159.00 price target on WABCO and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered WABCO from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $157.71.


WABCO Holdings Inc, together with its subsidiaries, supplies electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and aerodynamic products worldwide. The company engineers, develops, manufactures, and sells braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles.

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