In a report released yesterday, Xingzhou Lu from UBS maintained a Hold rating on Daimler (DDAIF – Research Report). The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $70.82, close to its 52-week high of $72.25.
According to TipRanks.com, Lu is ranked #1941 out of 7223 analysts.
The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Daimler with a $75.00 average price target, implying an 8.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 4, Kepler Capital also downgraded the stock to Hold with a price target.
Based on Daimler’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $40.28 billion and net profit of $2.05 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $43.27 billion and had a net profit of $1.72 billion.
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Daimler AG engages in the production and distribution of cars, trucks, and vans. It operates through the following segments: Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services. The Mercedes-Benz Cars segment sells passenger cars and off-road vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz brand and small cars under the smart brand. The Daimler Trucks distributes its trucks under the brand names Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, FUSO, Western Star, and BharatBenz. The Mercedes-Benz Vans segment manufactures commercial vans such as Sprinter large van, the Vito mid-size van, and the Mecedez-Benz Citan urban delivery van. The Daimler Buses segment trades city and intercity buses, coaches, and bus chassis under the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands. The Daimler Financial Services segment consists of tailored financing and leasing packages for customers and dealers. It also provides services such as insurance, fleet management, investment products, and credit cards. The company was founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz in 1926 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.