Media headlines about Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Autoliv earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.7732939111795 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Shares of Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) opened at 125.97 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $114.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $108.75. The company has a market capitalization of $10.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.90 and a beta of 1.14. Autoliv has a 1-year low of $93.31 and a 1-year high of $127.72.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 21st. The auto parts company reported $1.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by ($0.04). Autoliv had a net margin of 5.44% and a return on equity of 13.96%. The company had revenue of $2.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.57 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.75 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Autoliv will post $6.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.91%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.97%.

ALV has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $110.50 price objective on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. BidaskClub cut Autoliv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. CLSA initiated coverage on Autoliv in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. They set a “hold” rating and a $102.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Guggenheim initiated coverage on Autoliv in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $102.00 price objective for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Autoliv presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $111.65.

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In other news, VP Thomas Jonsson sold 1,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.55, for a total value of $134,602.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,311 shares in the company, valued at approximately $250,859.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.25% of the company’s stock.

Autoliv Company Profile

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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