Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Autoliv (ALV) Share Price

Media headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.5539539281863 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Autoliv (ALV) traded up $1.27 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $136.29. The company had a trading volume of 286,097 shares, compared to its average volume of 403,578. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.50, a PEG ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. Autoliv has a fifty-two week low of $96.08 and a fifty-two week high of $136.30.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.50 billion. Autoliv had a return on equity of 13.42% and a net margin of 4.96%. Autoliv’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.63 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Autoliv will post 6.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be paid a $0.60 dividend. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 41.38%.

ALV has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Mizuho increased their target price on Autoliv from $130.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 target price (up from $125.00) on shares of Autoliv in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Pareto Securities raised Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $115.20.

In related news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 3,965 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.00, for a total value of $507,520.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.25% of the company’s stock.

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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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