Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) have trended somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Delphi Automotive PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 83 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) traded down 1.67% during trading on Friday, reaching $76.60. 1,532,163 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.65 billion, a PE ratio of 16.69 and a beta of 1.29. The company’s 50-day moving average is $77.77 and its 200 day moving average is $71.50. Delphi Automotive PLC has a 52 week low of $58.04 and a 52 week high of $83.23.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The auto parts company reported $1.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $4.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.15 billion. Delphi Automotive PLC had a return on equity of 61.96% and a net margin of 7.54%. Delphi Automotive PLC’s revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.39 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Delphi Automotive PLC will post $6.53 earnings per share for the current year.

DLPH has been the subject of several research reports. Vetr downgraded shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.64 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, February 13th. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $85.00 price target on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th. Citigroup Inc reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC in a research report on Thursday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $84.00 price target (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $84.81.

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In related news, insider Allan J. Brazier sold 4,019 shares of Delphi Automotive PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.94, for a total value of $305,202.86. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 9,658 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $733,428.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Liam Butterworth sold 14,000 shares of Delphi Automotive PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.95, for a total value of $1,063,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 92,806 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,048,615.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

Delphi Automotive PLC Company Profile

Delphi Automotive PLC is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, and Electronics and Safety.

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