Autohome Inc. (NYSE:ATHM) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $29.80.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on ATHM. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Autohome in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Autohome from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. Credit Agricole SA upgraded shares of Autohome from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of Autohome in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $25.00 target price for the company.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of Autohome by 7.4% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 38,267 shares of the company’s stock valued at $769,000 after buying an additional 2,636 shares during the last quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Autohome by 0.7% in the second quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 5,026,699 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,087,000 after buying an additional 37,199 shares during the last quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc. boosted its position in shares of Autohome by 43.4% in the second quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc. now owns 15,275 shares of the company’s stock valued at $307,000 after buying an additional 4,620 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Autohome by 2,506.6% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 10,192 shares of the company’s stock valued at $205,000 after buying an additional 9,801 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Autohome by 18.6% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 45,080 shares of the company’s stock valued at $907,000 after buying an additional 7,077 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 22.20% of the company’s stock.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) opened at 26.32 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $3.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.19 and a beta of 2.08. Autohome has a 52-week low of $19.32 and a 52-week high of $37.17. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $24.90 and a 200-day moving average of $24.41.

Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 14th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38. Autohome had a net margin of 22.70% and a return on equity of 21.34%. The business had revenue of $221.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $207.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.35 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 56.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Autohome will post $1.65 EPS for the current year.

Autohome Company Profile

Autohome Inc is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. The Company is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners.

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