Media headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.7227728274337 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
ALV has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $99.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $146.00 price objective (up from $136.00) on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $115.20.
Autoliv (ALV) traded down $0.39 on Tuesday, reaching $135.90. 518,839 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 415,100. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,820.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.11. Autoliv has a 52-week low of $96.08 and a 52-week high of $137.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31.
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, topping the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.50 billion. Autoliv had a net margin of 4.96% and a return on equity of 13.42%. Autoliv’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.63 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Autoliv will post 6.27 EPS for the current 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 dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.38%.
In related news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 3,965 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.00, for a total transaction of $507,520.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 0.25% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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