Press coverage about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) has trended positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earned a daily sentiment score of 2.62 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ score:
- Aurora, Fiat Chrysler In Deal To Develop Self-driving Vehicle Platform (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Fiat Teams With Silicon Valley's Aurora on Self-Driving Tech (finance.yahoo.com)
- New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is America’s Half-ton Diesel Torque Leader: 480 lb.-ft. of Torque (finance.yahoo.com)
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) Given a $20.00 Price Target at Bank of America (americanbankingnews.com)
- France Plays Down Selling Renault Stake While in Japan For G-20 (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of FCAU opened at $13.43 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.87 billion, a PE ratio of 3.55, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.76. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a one year low of $12.58 and a one year high of $21.52.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $24.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.70 billion. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a net margin of 2.85% and a return on equity of 18.57%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will post 2.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 21st were paid a $1.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 20th. This is an increase from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s previous annual dividend of $0.74. This represents a dividend yield of 8.2%.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on FCAU shares. ValuEngine raised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Oddo Securities upgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.31.
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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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