Autohome (ATHM) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.25

News articles about Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Alpha One reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Autohome earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news stories about the information services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

ATHM has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 target price (up from $36.00) on shares of Autohome in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 12th. TheStreet raised shares of Autohome from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, February 24th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Autohome from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the company from $35.00 to $36.00 in a research note on Monday, March 6th. Finally, Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on shares of Autohome in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Autohome currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.83.

Shares of Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) traded up 2.03% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $42.65. 297,451 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.09 and a beta of 2.21. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $33.84 and a 200-day moving average price of $30.52. Autohome has a 12-month low of $19.32 and a 12-month high of $42.77.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The information services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.12. Autohome had a return on equity of 21.34% and a net margin of 22.70%. The company had revenue of $195.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $189.69 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Autohome will post $2.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Autohome Company Profile

Autohome Inc is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. The Company is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners.

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