Somewhat Critical News Coverage Unlikely to Impact Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) Share Price

News headlines about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earned a news impact score of -1.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ ranking:

FCAU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, January 4th. Barclays downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $15.23 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, February 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.74.

Shares of FCAU traded down $0.17 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.48. 2,637,287 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,365,975. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a 1-year low of $14.01 and a 1-year high of $24.23. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The company has a market cap of $32.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 1.81.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 analyst estimates of $29.94 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.70 earnings per share. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts anticipate that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will post 2.8 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 given a dividend of $0.7353 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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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