Media headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, 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 news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.7667274843585 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Autoliv Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ALV) (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2018 EPS Estimates for Autoliv Inc. Reduced by Analyst (ALV) (americanbankingnews.com)
- 10 Stocks Seeing Multiple Analyst Upgrades After Earnings and Key News (247wallst.com)
- UPDATE: Baird Upgrades Autoliv, Inc. (ALV) to Outperform (streetinsider.com)
- Auto Stock Roundup: PACCAR, Harley, Autoliv, Johnson Controls & Meritor Beat on Earnings (zacks.com)
Autoliv (NYSE ALV) traded down $3.86 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $140.75. 755,867 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 625,140. Autoliv has a 12 month low of $96.08 and a 12 month high of $152.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,581.07, a PE ratio of 29.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 1.32.
Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The auto parts company reported $2.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $2.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.69 billion. Autoliv had a net margin of 4.11% and a return on equity of 13.86%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.71 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Autoliv will post 7.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be issued a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.71%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio is currently 49.48%.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on ALV shares. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $99.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Pareto Securities upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 price objective (up from $136.00) on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Monday, November 6th. 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 stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $122.80.
In other Autoliv news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 3,965 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.00, for a total value of $507,520.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.25% of the company’s stock.
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Autoliv Company Profile
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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