Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Autoliv (ALV) Share Price

Media stories about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.309719452068 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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NYSE ALV traded down $1.40 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $151.39. The company had a trading volume of 392,386 shares, compared to its average volume of 616,084. Autoliv has a 52 week low of $97.75 and a 52 week high of $153.84. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The company has a market cap of $13,326.85, a P/E ratio of 23.01, a P/E/G ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.28.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The auto parts company reported $2.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.29. Autoliv had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 4.11%. The business had revenue of $2.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.69 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Autoliv will post 7.42 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird upgraded Autoliv from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $137.00 to $192.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Longbow Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $168.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Barclays increased their price target on Autoliv from $94.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Guggenheim reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Piper Jaffray reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $138.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $135.57.

In other news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 280 shares of Autoliv stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.30, for a total transaction of $40,124.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,954 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,569,708.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.25% of the company’s stock.

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About Autoliv

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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