Headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.4490608711041 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several brokerages have commented on ALV. Longbow Research began coverage on Autoliv in a research note on Friday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $155.00 target price for the company. Pareto Securities upgraded Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Evercore ISI restated an “underperform” rating and issued a $100.00 target price (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Buckingham Research upgraded Autoliv from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $87.00 to $114.00 in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $112.60.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) traded down $0.90 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $132.52. The company had a trading volume of 540,997 shares, compared to its average volume of 452,800. The company has a market cap of $11,520.00, a P/E ratio of 22.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.11. Autoliv has a one year low of $96.08 and a one year high of $133.85. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $2.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion. Autoliv had a return on equity of 13.42% and a net margin of 4.96%. Autoliv’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.63 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Autoliv will post 6.27 EPS 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 paid a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 41.38%.

In other Autoliv news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 3,965 shares of Autoliv stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.00, for a total value of $507,520.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.25% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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