Equities analysts predict that Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) will post $1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Autoliv’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.75 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.59. Autoliv posted earnings per share of $1.66 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 0.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Friday, April 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Autoliv will report full-year earnings of $7.15 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.00 to $7.30. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $8.15 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.60 to $8.65. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Autoliv.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 29th. The auto parts company reported $1.42 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.62 by ($0.20). Autoliv had a return on equity of 22.59% and a net margin of 2.06%. The business had revenue of $2.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.24 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.29 EPS. Autoliv’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Evercore ISI cut shares of Autoliv from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 27th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of Autoliv in a report on Sunday, January 6th. TheStreet lowered shares of Autoliv from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Daiwa Capital Markets lowered shares of Autoliv from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Autoliv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.30 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 10th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Autoliv has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.18.

In related news, insider Svante Mogefors sold 1,524 shares of Autoliv stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.69, for a total transaction of $122,971.56. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 643 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $51,883.67. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.25% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its stake in Autoliv by 40.2% during the 3rd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 20,758 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,800,000 after purchasing an additional 5,956 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in Autoliv by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 35,514 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $3,079,000 after purchasing an additional 749 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in Autoliv by 27.2% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 7,746 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $671,000 after purchasing an additional 1,658 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Autoliv by 221.8% in the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 15,490 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,343,000 after purchasing an additional 10,677 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in Autoliv by 13.4% in the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 308,386 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $26,731,000 after purchasing an additional 36,486 shares in the last quarter. 33.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Autoliv stock traded down $3.39 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $73.93. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 451,877 shares, compared to its average volume of 534,976. Autoliv has a 1-year low of $67.26 and a 1-year high of $115.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.36.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.62 per share. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 21st. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.31%.

About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry. The company offers passive safety systems, including modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems, and child seats.

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