Meritor (MTOR) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.08

News headlines about Meritor (NYSE:MTOR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Meritor earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.2142527254172 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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NYSE:MTOR opened at $20.22 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 1.17. Meritor has a 12 month low of $14.97 and a 12 month high of $29.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,803.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.76 and a beta of 2.57.

Meritor (NYSE:MTOR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.16. Meritor had a return on equity of 208.74% and a net margin of 7.69%. The company had revenue of $903.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $836.28 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 29.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Meritor will post 2.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

MTOR has been the topic of several research reports. Longbow Research raised Meritor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. ValuEngine lowered Meritor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Piper Jaffray set a $35.00 target price on Meritor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $32.00 target price on Meritor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Buckingham Research increased their target price on Meritor from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.95.

In other news, SVP Joseph A. Plomin sold 15,826 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.64, for a total transaction of $405,778.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Chris Villavarayan sold 18,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.61, for a total value of $514,980.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 238,826 shares of company stock worth $6,439,309 over the last three months. 2.32% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Meritor Company Profile

Meritor, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, sells, services, and supports integrated systems, modules, and components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket for the commercial vehicle, transportation, and industrial sectors. It operates through two segments, Commercial Truck & Industrial; and Aftermarket & Trailer.

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