Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Autoliv (ALV) Share Price

Media headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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 coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.1623919646451 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) traded down $0.64 during trading on Friday, reaching $145.81. 547,205 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 684,526. 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 has a 12-month low of $96.08 and a 12-month high of $152.57. The stock has a market cap of $12,680.00, a PE ratio of 30.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.31.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The auto parts company reported $2.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.74 by $0.29. Autoliv had a net margin of 4.11% and a return on equity of 13.86%. The firm had revenue of $2.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.69 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Autoliv will post 7.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.38%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on ALV shares. Jefferies Group set a $145.00 price objective on Autoliv and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Pareto Securities upgraded Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 price objective (up from $136.00) on shares of Autoliv in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $124.00 price objective on Autoliv and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. Autoliv presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.25.

In related news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 3,965 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.00, for a total transaction of $507,520.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.25% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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