Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Aptiv (APTV) Stock Price

Headlines about Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aptiv earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.6618349570166 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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A number of analysts have weighed in on APTV shares. Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Aptiv in a research report on Monday, November 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group set a $100.00 target price on shares of Aptiv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Aptiv from $64.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on shares of Aptiv in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of Aptiv in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $92.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $98.95.

Shares of APTV stock traded down $2.58 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $81.21. 2,070,633 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,321,302. Aptiv has a fifty-two week low of $61.73 and a fifty-two week high of $96.91. The company has a market capitalization of $22,274.72, a P/E ratio of 16.08, a PEG ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.29.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The auto parts company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.33 by ($0.05). Aptiv had a return on equity of 50.01% and a net margin of 8.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.31 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.83 EPS. Aptiv’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Aptiv will post 5.14 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Frank J. Dellaquila bought 500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $86.50 per share, with a total value of $43,250.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP David Paja sold 6,287 shares of Aptiv stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.08, for a total transaction of $578,906.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.32% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Aptiv

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

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