Media coverage about Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aptiv earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.0781925771305 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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APTV has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Guggenheim initiated coverage on Aptiv in a research note on Monday, November 27th. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Jefferies Group set a $100.00 target price on Aptiv and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on Aptiv in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 target price for the company. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on Aptiv in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $92.00 target price for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 target price on shares of Aptiv in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Aptiv currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $97.95.

Aptiv (NYSE APTV) traded down $0.82 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $91.45. The stock had a trading volume of 750,269 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,860,000. The company has a market capitalization of $24,310.00, a PE ratio of 24.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a current ratio of 1.59. Aptiv has a 52 week low of $73.00 and a 52 week high of $96.91.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The auto parts company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $3.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.31 billion. Aptiv had a return on equity of 50.01% and a net margin of 8.27%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.83 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Aptiv will post 5.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Frank J. Dellaquila bought 1,000 shares of Aptiv stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $83.88 per share, for a total transaction of $83,880.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank J. Dellaquila bought 500 shares of Aptiv stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $86.50 per share, for a total transaction of $43,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

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Aptiv Company Profile

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

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