Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-four analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $80.36.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ALV. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Snap from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $10.00 to $17.00 in a report on Friday, April 5th. Nordea Equity Research downgraded Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 29th. Robert W. Baird upgraded Autoliv from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $74.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 15th. Barclays restated a “sell” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv in a report on Sunday, March 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Genprex from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 18th.

Shares of Autoliv stock traded up $2.12 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $71.89. The stock had a trading volume of 1,597,015 shares, compared to its average volume of 527,560. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $67.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.14 and a quick ratio of 0.87. Autoliv has a 1 year low of $61.07 and a 1 year high of $105.22.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 19th. The auto parts company reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.37 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.15 billion. Autoliv had a return on equity of 27.29% and a net margin of 2.03%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.22 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Autoliv will post 6.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.62 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 20th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.45%. Autoliv’s payout ratio is currently 36.31%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Icon Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Autoliv during the 1st quarter valued at about $57,000. Pearl River Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Autoliv during the 1st quarter valued at about $132,000. Tech Square Trading LP purchased a new stake in shares of Autoliv during the 1st quarter valued at about $218,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Autoliv by 87.1% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,034 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $215,000 after buying an additional 1,412 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Autoliv during the 1st quarter valued at about $268,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 35.97% of the company’s stock.

Autoliv Company Profile

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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