News coverage about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.3397551677674 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Autoliv (ALV) traded down $2.93 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $120.00. 666,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 547,947. Autoliv has a 12-month low of $96.08 and a 12-month high of $127.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,540.00, a P/E ratio of 19.61, a PEG ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.23.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. Autoliv had a net margin of 4.96% and a return on equity of 13.42%. The firm had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.63 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Autoliv will post 6.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ALV. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 price target (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Pareto Securities upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $145.00 price target on shares of Autoliv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $99.00 price target on shares of Autoliv and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Autoliv has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $108.55.

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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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