Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its position in shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) by 1,246.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 6,154 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,697 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Autoliv were worth $781,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ALV. FNY Partners Fund LP increased its holdings in Autoliv by 426.2% in the 4th quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 55,866 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $7,099,000 after purchasing an additional 45,250 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Autoliv in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $152,000. James Investment Research Inc. acquired a new stake in Autoliv in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $1,703,000. Strs Ohio increased its holdings in Autoliv by 13.1% in the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 13,429 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $1,706,000 after purchasing an additional 1,552 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC grew its stake in shares of Autoliv by 25.0% in the fourth quarter. Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC now owns 10,000 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,271,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. 33.49% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 3,965 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.00, for a total value of $507,520.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.25% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $137.00 to $192.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $124.00 price target on shares of Autoliv and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $139.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Autoliv from $94.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Guggenheim restated a “hold” rating and issued a $150.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $122.80.

Shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE ALV) opened at $143.53 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $12,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.53, a PEG ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.31. Autoliv Inc. has a 1 year low of $96.08 and a 1 year high of $152.57. 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 (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The auto parts company reported $2.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $2.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.69 billion. Autoliv had a net margin of 4.11% and a return on equity of 13.86%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.71 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Autoliv Inc. will post 7.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 49.38%.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Autoliv (NYSE:ALV)

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