American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) Director Elizabeth Anne Chappell acquired 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.47 per share, with a total value of $49,880.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

AXL stock traded down $0.08 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.58. 2,583,800 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,169,699. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.33 billion, a PE ratio of 3.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.41 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a current ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $11.26 and a 52 week high of $19.63.

American Axle & Manufact. (NYSE:AXL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 2nd. The auto parts company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by ($0.27). The business had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.78 billion. American Axle & Manufact. had a net margin of 5.62% and a return on equity of 25.19%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.86 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. will post 3.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in American Axle & Manufact. by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 51,196 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $797,000 after purchasing an additional 3,326 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in American Axle & Manufact. by 11.3% during the 3rd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 36,164 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $630,000 after purchasing an additional 3,671 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in American Axle & Manufact. by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 61,504 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $956,000 after purchasing an additional 3,691 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY grew its stake in shares of American Axle & Manufact. by 12.5% in the 2nd quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 36,155 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $563,000 after acquiring an additional 4,006 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its stake in shares of American Axle & Manufact. by 10.6% in the 3rd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 49,200 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $858,000 after acquiring an additional 4,700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.64% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of American Axle & Manufact. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of American Axle & Manufact. in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Axle & Manufact. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, October 8th. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Axle & Manufact. from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Citigroup lowered their price objective on shares of American Axle & Manufact. from $23.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.10.

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American Axle & Manufact. Company Profile

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and manufactures driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting products. The company's Driveline segment offers axles, driveshafts, power transfer units, rear drive modules, transfer cases, and electric and hybrid driveline products and systems for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars, and commercial vehicles.

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