Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.07.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on FCAU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, January 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Barclays downgraded shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $15.23 target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 19th.

FCAU traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $14.88. The stock had a trading volume of 105,775 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,622,301. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.82. The firm has a market cap of $29.61 billion, a PE ratio of 3.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 1.82. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a 1-year low of $14.01 and a 1-year high of $24.41.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $30.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.94 billion. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a net margin of 3.15% and a return on equity of 21.32%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.70 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will post 2.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 24th will be given a $0.7353 dividend. This represents a yield of 4.91%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 23rd.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in FCAU. Comerica Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 4.3% during the 3rd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 89,440 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,483,000 after buying an additional 3,721 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management bought a new stake in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during the 3rd quarter worth about $430,000. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 18.8% during the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 49,211 shares of the company’s stock worth $862,000 after buying an additional 7,782 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 18.3% during the 3rd quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 82,625 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,447,000 after buying an additional 12,793 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 10.0% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,349,623 shares of the company’s stock worth $93,672,000 after buying an additional 487,899 shares during the period. 26.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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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