Autoliv (ALV) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.3367050413641 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Autoliv stock traded down $2.65 during trading on Thursday, hitting $147.47. The company had a trading volume of 595,475 shares, compared to its average volume of 636,178. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.58. Autoliv has a 12-month low of $96.08 and a 12-month high of $152.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,918.08, a P/E ratio of 30.41, a PEG ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.32.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The auto parts company reported $2.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $2.73 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.69 billion. Autoliv had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 4.11%. Autoliv’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.71 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Autoliv will post 7.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $137.00 target price on Autoliv and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine lowered Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Citigroup boosted their target price on Autoliv from $129.00 to $154.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $138.00 target price on shares of Autoliv in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Barclays boosted their target price on Autoliv from $94.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $134.86.

In other Autoliv news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 280 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.30, for a total transaction of $40,124.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,954 shares in the company, valued at $1,569,708.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.25% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc is a supplier of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including passive safety systems and active safety systems. The Company operates through two segments: Passive Safety and Electronics. The Passive safety products include modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems and child seats, and components for such systems, as well as passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors.

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