Media headlines about Adient (NYSE:ADNT) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adient earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 43.9206980396774 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Boeing to form joint venture with Adient (finance.yahoo.com)
- Boeing forms new business with car seat giant Adient to fill void in airplane seats market (finance.yahoo.com)
- Adient displays superior design and craftsmanship solutions for future mobility vehicles (finance.yahoo.com)
- EX-Dividend Schedule: Has a Dividend Yield of 1.35%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on January 17, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Adient PLC (ADNT) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $4.34 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
ADNT has been the topic of several research reports. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Adient from $96.00 to $89.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Adient from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. UBS Group upped their price objective on shares of Adient from $94.00 to $98.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Adient from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Adient in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Adient presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $83.22.
Adient (NYSE:ADNT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $2.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.85 billion. Adient had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 22.48%. Adient’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.15 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Adient will post 10.34 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be given a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 17th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.48%. Adient’s payout ratio is presently 11.76%.
In other news, VP Cathleen A. Ebacher sold 9,184 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.40, for a total value of $720,025.60. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 38,187 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,993,860.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman R Bruce Mcdonald sold 67,757 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.49, for a total transaction of $5,318,246.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 79,525 shares of company stock valued at $6,242,744. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Adient plc, formerly Adient Limited, is an automotive seating supplier. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. The Company operates through two segments: Seating and Interiors.
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