Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) shares traded up 5.2% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $75.17 and last traded at $75.12. 832,180 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 19% from the average session volume of 697,336 shares. The stock had previously closed at $71.39.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Autoliv from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised Autoliv from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Autoliv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 17th. Buckingham Research dropped their price target on Autoliv from $130.00 to $80.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut Autoliv from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 1st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $101.59.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.25. The company has a market capitalization of $6.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.54 and a beta of 1.30.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by ($0.23). Autoliv had a return on equity of 20.06% and a net margin of 3.52%. The company had revenue of $2.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.08 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.64 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Autoliv Inc. will post 7.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 21st. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.69%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Autoliv during the second quarter worth $204,000. First Republic Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Autoliv during the second quarter worth $229,000. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Autoliv during the second quarter worth $233,000. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Autoliv during the third quarter worth $203,000. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Autoliv during the third quarter worth $209,000. 31.68% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Autoliv Company Profile (NYSE:ALV)

Autoliv, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Electronics. It offers 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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