Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group boosted their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in a report issued on Tuesday, January 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst P. Houchois now anticipates that the company will earn $4.31 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $3.66. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ FY2019 earnings at $3.67 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.60 EPS.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.04. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a net margin of 2.78% and a return on equity of 20.30%.

Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on FCAU. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They set a “peer perform” rating for the company. ValuEngine raised shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. HSBC cut shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Societe Generale raised shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.97.

Shares of NYSE:FCAU opened at $16.26 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $30.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.98, a PEG ratio of 0.19 and a beta of 1.87. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a 12 month low of $14.01 and a 12 month high of $24.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.58.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Marshall Wace North America L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 1,031.5% in the 3rd quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 493,187 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,635,000 after acquiring an additional 449,599 shares during the last quarter. WS Management Lllp bought a new stake in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $17,510,000. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board lifted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 9.7% in the 3rd quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board now owns 417,003 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,314,000 after acquiring an additional 37,022 shares during the last quarter. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH lifted its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH now owns 325,049 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,838,000 after acquiring an additional 3,253 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $493,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 25.54% of the company’s stock.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Company Profile

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes, and sells vehicles, components, and production systems. The company operates through six segments: NAFTA, LATAM, APAC, EMEA, Maserati, and Components. It provides passenger cars, 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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