Mizuho upgraded shares of Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday, Briefing.com Automated Import reports. They currently have $91.00 price target on the auto parts company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $80.00.

Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Autoliv from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 29th. Buckingham Research lifted their price target on Autoliv from $62.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, October 28th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating and set a $225.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Thursday, October 17th. Barclays restated a buy rating and set a $228.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Thursday, October 24th. Finally, Nordea Equity Research upgraded Autoliv from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, July 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Autoliv currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $118.19.

Shares of NYSE ALV traded up $0.36 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $86.31. 186,630 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 613,501. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 1.26. Autoliv has a 52 week low of $61.07 and a 52 week high of $91.00. The company has a market cap of $7.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.64, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.50. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $79.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $72.65.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 25th. The auto parts company reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by ($0.08). Autoliv had a net margin of 2.51% and a return on equity of 23.42%. The firm had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.05 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Autoliv will post 5.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 19th. Autoliv’s payout ratio is 36.31%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in Autoliv by 1.6% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 8,988 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $634,000 after buying an additional 144 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of Autoliv by 4.5% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,802 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $268,000 after purchasing an additional 163 shares during the last quarter. Empirical Finance LLC raised its stake in shares of Autoliv by 1.1% in the second quarter. Empirical Finance LLC now owns 15,798 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,114,000 after purchasing an additional 175 shares during the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD raised its stake in shares of Autoliv by 0.4% in the second quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 52,082 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $3,673,000 after purchasing an additional 213 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank raised its stake in shares of Autoliv by 4.9% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 5,740 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $401,000 after purchasing an additional 267 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.88% of the company’s stock.

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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