News headlines about WABCO (NYSE:WBC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WABCO earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.1045130007379 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) traded down $1.36 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $143.66. 246,661 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 410,820. The firm has a market cap of $7,760.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.82, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a current ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 2.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. WABCO has a 1 year low of $102.39 and a 1 year high of $156.08.

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The auto parts company reported $1.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $827.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $756.57 million. WABCO had a net margin of 9.75% and a return on equity of 38.93%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.54 EPS. research analysts expect that WABCO will post 6.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on WBC shares. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of WABCO from $147.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WABCO from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $149.00 price target on shares of WABCO in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 price target on shares of WABCO in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of WABCO to $169.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $159.80.

In other WABCO news, Chairman Jacques Esculier sold 172,394 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.24, for a total value of $26,072,868.56. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 312,079 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $47,198,827.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.79% of the company’s stock.

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WABCO Company Profile

WABCO Holdings Inc is a supplier of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical and aerodynamic products for various manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses and trailers, as well as passenger cars. The Company engineers, develops, manufactures and sells braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles.

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