Shares of Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $94.09.

DLPH has been the subject of a number of research reports. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $62.00 to $95.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Jefferies Group LLC upped their target price on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from $100.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC from $104.00 to $92.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Delphi Automotive PLC in a research report on Friday, May 5th.

In other Delphi Automotive PLC news, CFO Joseph R. Massaro sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.79, for a total transaction of $257,370.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 55,779 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,785,280.41. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Vos Glen W. De sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.35, for a total transaction of $191,835.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 22,994 shares in the company, valued at $2,100,501.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.32% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Amica Retiree Medical Trust boosted its position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC by 58.7% in the first quarter. Amica Retiree Medical Trust now owns 2,880 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $232,000 after buying an additional 1,065 shares during the last quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees boosted its position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC by 58.7% in the first quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees now owns 18,878 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $1,519,000 after buying an additional 6,980 shares during the last quarter. Webster Bank N. A. boosted its position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC by 14.2% in the first quarter. Webster Bank N. A. now owns 3,057 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 380 shares during the last quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI boosted its position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC by 59.8% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 7,091 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $571,000 after buying an additional 2,653 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Usca Ria LLC acquired a new position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC during the first quarter valued at about $322,000. Institutional investors own 90.09% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH) opened at 94.26 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $92.15 and a 200-day moving average of $84.21. Delphi Automotive PLC has a 52-week low of $60.50 and a 52-week high of $95.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.95 and a beta of 1.37.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The auto parts company reported $1.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.06. Delphi Automotive PLC had a net margin of 7.51% and a return on equity of 60.14%. The firm had revenue of $4.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.20 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.59 earnings per share. Delphi Automotive PLC’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Delphi Automotive PLC will post $6.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th were paid a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 7th. Delphi Automotive PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently 24.58%.

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Delphi Automotive PLC Company Profile

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

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