Media stories about Adient PLC (NYSE:ADNT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adient PLC earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2119293074255 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Adient PLC (NYSE ADNT) opened at $76.19 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $7,093.29 and a P/E ratio of 8.04. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Adient PLC has a 12-month low of $51.74 and a 12-month high of $86.42.

Adient PLC (NYSE:ADNT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $2.34 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.85 billion. Adient PLC had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 23.74%. The company’s revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.15 EPS. research analysts expect that Adient PLC will post 10.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.44%. Adient PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently 11.62%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $81.00 price target on shares of Adient PLC in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Adient PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Adient PLC in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. UBS AG decreased their price target on shares of Adient PLC from $98.00 to $95.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Adient PLC in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.60.

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In related news, Director Raymond L. Conner acquired 3,000 shares of Adient PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $73.91 per share, for a total transaction of $221,730.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,270 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $389,505.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Byron S. Foster sold 1,316 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.85, for a total transaction of $91,922.60. Following the sale, the insider now owns 67,845 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,738,973.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Adient PLC Company Profile

Adient plc, formerly Adient Limited, is an automotive seating supplier. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. The Company operates through two segments: Seating and Interiors.

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