Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.438461521808 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Mizuho upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $108.00 to $130.00 in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Buckingham Research upgraded shares of Autoliv from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $87.00 to $114.00 in a research note on Friday. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price target on shares of Autoliv to $140.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Pareto Securities upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.20.

Shares of Autoliv (ALV) traded down 1.34% on Friday, reaching $125.45. 1,409,311 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Autoliv has a one year low of $93.31 and a one year high of $127.72. The firm has a market cap of $10.90 billion, a PE ratio of 19.82 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $109.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $106.86.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The auto parts company reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by ($0.04). Autoliv had a net margin of 5.44% and a return on equity of 13.96%. The business had revenue of $2.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.57 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.75 EPS. Autoliv’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Autoliv will post $6.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.91%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.97%.

In other news, VP Thomas Jonsson sold 1,240 shares of Autoliv stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.55, for a total value of $134,602.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,311 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $250,859.05. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.25% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc is a supplier of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including passive safety systems and active safety systems. The Company operates through two segments: Passive Safety and Electronics. The Passive safety products include modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems and child seats, and components for such systems, as well as passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors.

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