Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $92.57, but opened at $95.29. Delphi Automotive PLC shares last traded at $95.57, with a volume of 2211300 shares changing hands.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on DLPH shares. Barclays PLC set a $114.00 price target on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from $108.00 to $107.00 in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut their price target on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from $131.00 to $130.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $103.98.

The company has a market capitalization of $26,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.62.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The auto parts company reported $1.66 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.10 billion. Delphi Automotive PLC had a return on equity of 57.92% and a net margin of 8.00%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.50 EPS. analysts forecast that Delphi Automotive PLC will post 6.77 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th will be issued a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. Delphi Automotive PLC’s dividend payout ratio is 22.61%.

In related news, Director Thomas W. Sidlik sold 8,475 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $103.19, for a total value of $874,535.25. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,564 shares in the company, valued at $1,090,099.16. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Gary L. Cowger sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.43, for a total value of $836,655.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 29,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,948,962.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.31% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC by 421.6% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 75,132 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $7,393,000 after buying an additional 60,729 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC by 13.4% in the third quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 204,499 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $20,123,000 after buying an additional 24,224 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation increased its holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC by 44.0% in the third quarter. Zions Bancorporation now owns 4,630 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $456,000 after buying an additional 1,414 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC by 122.3% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 102,837 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $10,118,000 after buying an additional 56,575 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in Delphi Automotive PLC by 0.8% in the third quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 232,733 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $22,901,000 after buying an additional 1,946 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.64% of the company’s stock.

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Delphi Automotive PLC Company Profile

Delphi Automotive PLC is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, and Electronics and Safety.

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