Media coverage about WABCO (NYSE:WBC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WABCO earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.5815610629732 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of WABCO from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of WABCO in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $130.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 target price on shares of WABCO in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $159.00 target price on shares of WABCO and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of WABCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $157.71.

Shares of WABCO stock opened at $124.69 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.48, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. WABCO has a 12-month low of $113.00 and a 12-month high of $162.20. The company has a market cap of $6.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.18, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.82.

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The auto parts company reported $2.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.10. WABCO had a net margin of 11.77% and a return on equity of 34.37%. The business had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $989.16 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.69 EPS. WABCO’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that WABCO will post 7.64 EPS for the current year.

WABCO Company Profile

WABCO Holdings Inc, together with its subsidiaries, supplies electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and aerodynamic products worldwide. The company engineers, develops, manufactures, and sells braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles.

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