Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) CFO Joseph R. Massaro sold 2,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.24, for a total transaction of $241,472.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

NYSE:APTV opened at $86.88 on Friday. Aptiv PLC has a 1-year low of $79.46 and a 1-year high of $103.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a current ratio of 1.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.72, a PEG ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 1.57.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The auto parts company reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.37 by $0.03. Aptiv had a return on equity of 41.16% and a net margin of 8.28%. The company had revenue of $3.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.54 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.13 earnings per share. Aptiv’s quarterly revenue was up 16.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Aptiv PLC will post 5.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 8th were issued a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 7th. Aptiv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 18.97%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Aptiv by 19.6% in the second quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 421,219 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $38,596,000 after acquiring an additional 69,120 shares during the period. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC lifted its holdings in Aptiv by 1,990.3% in the first quarter. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC now owns 69,941 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $5,943,000 after acquiring an additional 66,595 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its holdings in Aptiv by 48.9% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 130,421 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $11,950,000 after acquiring an additional 42,857 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Aptiv by 15.8% in the first quarter. TCW Group Inc. now owns 390,418 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $33,174,000 after acquiring an additional 53,377 shares during the period. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lifted its holdings in Aptiv by 49.0% in the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 152,000 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $13,928,000 after acquiring an additional 50,000 shares during the period. 91.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 target price on shares of Aptiv in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Aptiv in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Longbow Research set a $110.00 target price on shares of Aptiv and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets set a $113.00 price objective on shares of Aptiv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aptiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $100.52.

About Aptiv

Aptiv PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufacturers vehicle components, and provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. It operates through two segments, Signal and Power Solutions; and Advanced Safety and User Experience.

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