Media headlines about BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. BorgWarner earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.3473950879297 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on BorgWarner (BWA) (americanbankingnews.com)
- BorgWarner’s Latest Eco-Launch™ Stop/start Technology Delivers Quick, Smooth Restarts for Ford FWD Vehicles – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) Stock in the Technical Spotlight – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.02 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- BorgWarner (BWA) Down 11.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of BorgWarner (NYSE BWA) traded up $0.43 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $51.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 71,956 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,569,170. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. BorgWarner has a fifty-two week low of $37.54 and a fifty-two week high of $58.22. The company has a market cap of $10,840.00, a PE ratio of 15.23, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.86.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. BorgWarner’s payout ratio is 20.12%.
Several analysts have issued reports on BWA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BorgWarner from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on shares of BorgWarner from $55.00 to $56.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $61.00 price objective on shares of BorgWarner in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Oppenheimer started coverage on shares of BorgWarner in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $63.00 price target on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of BorgWarner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. BorgWarner presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.53.
In related news, EVP John J. Gasparovic sold 38,409 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.60, for a total value of $2,020,313.40. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 63,937 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,363,086.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Joel Wiegert sold 1,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.35, for a total value of $73,290.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 16,197 shares in the company, valued at $847,912.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.66% of the company’s stock.
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BorgWarner Company Profile
BorgWarner Inc is engaged in providing technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The Company’s segments include Engine and Drivetrain. The Engine segment’s products include turbochargers, timing devices and chains, emissions systems and thermal systems. The Engine segment develops and manufactures products for gasoline and diesel engines, and alternative powertrains.
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