Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of -3.33

Media headlines about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) have been trending very negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earned a coverage optimism score of -3.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ analysis:

A number of brokerages have commented on FCAU. ValuEngine lowered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. UBS Group downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 11th. Finally, Barclays downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $15.23 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, February 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.22.

Shares of NYSE FCAU opened at $14.34 on Friday. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a twelve month low of $14.01 and a twelve month high of $24.41. The company has a market capitalization of $27.77 billion, a PE ratio of 3.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.55 and a beta of 1.82. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.03. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a return on equity of 21.32% and a net margin of 3.15%. The firm had revenue of $30.62 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.94 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.70 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will post 2.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 24th will be paid a $0.7353 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 4.91%.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Company Profile

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes, and sells vehicles, components, and production systems. The company operates through five segments: NAFTA, LATAM, APAC, EMEA, and Maserati. It provides passenger cars, SUV vehicles, trucks, and light commercial vehicles under the Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, and Abarth brands; and luxury vehicles under the Maserati brand, as well as related service parts and accessories, and service contracts under the Mopar brand.

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