BorgWarner (BWA) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BorgWarner earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.3473950879297 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

BorgWarner (NYSE BWA) traded down $0.45 on Monday, hitting $52.22. 1,360,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,620,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.15. BorgWarner has a 1 year low of $37.54 and a 1 year high of $58.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,010.00, a PE ratio of 15.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.81.

BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The auto parts company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $2.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.53 billion. BorgWarner had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 13.54%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.85 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that BorgWarner will post 4.27 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.30%. BorgWarner’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 20.12%.

Several research analysts have issued reports on BWA shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BorgWarner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of BorgWarner from $50.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Oppenheimer started coverage on shares of BorgWarner in a report on Thursday, December 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $63.00 target price for the company. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their target price on shares of BorgWarner from $55.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of BorgWarner from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. BorgWarner currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.59.

In related news, VP Joel Wiegert sold 1,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.35, for a total transaction of $73,290.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 16,197 shares in the company, valued at $847,912.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP John J. Gasparovic sold 38,409 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.60, for a total transaction of $2,020,313.40. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 63,937 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,363,086.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.66% of the company’s stock.

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BorgWarner Company Profile

BorgWarner Inc is engaged in providing technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The Company’s segments include Engine and Drivetrain. The Engine segment’s products include turbochargers, timing devices and chains, emissions systems and thermal systems. The Engine segment develops and manufactures products for gasoline and diesel engines, and alternative powertrains.

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