Media stories about Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autohome earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 45.4825188126641 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
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Several analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, Citigroup assumed coverage on Autohome in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $83.00 price objective on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Autohome presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $73.97.
Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The information services provider reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $269.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $266.37 million. Autohome had a return on equity of 25.51% and a net margin of 32.35%. Autohome’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.55 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Autohome will post 3.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Autohome Company Profile
Autohome Inc operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, delivers comprehensive, independent, and interactive content to automobile buyers and owners, including company generated content, include automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, and photos and video clips; automobile library, which includes a range of specifications covering performance levels, dimensions, powertrains, vehicle bodies, interiors, safety, entertainment systems, and other unique features, as well as manufacturers' suggested retail prices; new and used automobile listings, and promotional information; and user forums and user generated content.
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