Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) Downgraded to “Buy” at ValuEngine

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on FCAU. Zacks Investment Research raised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, January 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Exane BNP Paribas raised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Citigroup raised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $6.87 to $18.33 in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Bank of America set a $19.00 price target on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.72.

Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) traded down $1.01 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $21.29. The stock had a trading volume of 10,690,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,590,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $34,280.00, a P/E ratio of 8.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.38 and a beta of 1.50. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a 52 week low of $9.60 and a 52 week high of $24.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.48.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The company reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $28.88 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.08 billion. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a return on equity of 19.06% and a net margin of 3.17%. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will post 3.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FCAU. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 17.2% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 37,845 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,000 after buying an additional 5,541 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 9.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 27,193,557 shares of the company’s stock valued at $289,068,000 after buying an additional 2,299,117 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 47.2% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,343,717 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,914,000 after buying an additional 751,338 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 14.9% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 120,354 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,267,000 after buying an additional 15,604 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp raised its stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 2.1% during the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 29,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $311,000 after buying an additional 592 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 31.28% of the company’s stock.

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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 six segments: NAFTA, LATAM, APAC, EMEA, Maserati, and Components. It provides passenger cars, light trucks, and light commercial vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, and Ram brand names; 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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