News stories about Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cooper Tire & Rubber earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.8061282909746 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Cooper Tire & Rubber traded down $0.30, reaching $30.05, on Friday, according to MarketBeat.com. 771,046 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 799,541. The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 2.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The firm has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a PE ratio of 9.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.41 and a beta of 0.66. Cooper Tire & Rubber has a 12 month low of $22.58 and a 12 month high of $40.78.

Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $698.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $679.75 million. Cooper Tire & Rubber had a return on equity of 9.24% and a net margin of 1.53%. Cooper Tire & Rubber’s revenue was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. research analysts expect that Cooper Tire & Rubber will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of $0.105 per share. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 31st. Cooper Tire & Rubber’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 13.55%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on Cooper Tire & Rubber from $40.00 to $33.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Northcoast Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a report on Monday, June 25th. ValuEngine upgraded Cooper Tire & Rubber from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cooper Tire & Rubber from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Finally, B. Riley dropped their price objective on Cooper Tire & Rubber from $50.00 to $40.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $41.00.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Profile

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets replacement tires in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates through Americas Tire Operations and International Tire Operations segments. It manufactures and markets passenger car, light truck, motorcycle, and racing tires, as well as tire retread material; and distributes tires for racing, medium trucks, and motorcycles.

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