Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at KeyCorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They currently have a $146.00 price target on the auto parts company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $136.00. KeyCorp’s target price suggests a potential upside of 16.37% from the stock’s current price. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Autoliv’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.77 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $6.31 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $1.95 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.84 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.74 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.88 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.41 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $8.56 EPS.

Several other analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Pareto Securities upgraded Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $145.00 target price on Autoliv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $99.00 target price on Autoliv and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Autoliv currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.95.

Shares of Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) opened at $125.46 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a current ratio of 1.55. Autoliv has a 52 week low of $93.31 and a 52 week high of $127.75. The company has a market capitalization of $10,890.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 1.10.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.14. Autoliv had a return on equity of 13.42% and a net margin of 4.96%. The business had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.63 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Autoliv will post 6.25 earnings per share for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in Autoliv by 11.7% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,085 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $119,000 after purchasing an additional 114 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Autoliv by 43.9% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,356 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $149,000 after purchasing an additional 414 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Autoliv by 288.3% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,425 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $156,000 after acquiring an additional 1,058 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in Autoliv by 9.8% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,920 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $210,000 after acquiring an additional 171 shares during the period. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Autoliv by 8.1% during the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 1,944 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $213,000 after acquiring an additional 145 shares during the period. 32.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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