Shares of Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-four brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $98.81.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Barclays decreased their price target on shares of Aptiv from $114.00 to $113.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday. Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on shares of Aptiv from $106.00 to $107.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aptiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Aptiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Longbow Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Aptiv in a report on Tuesday, March 27th.
NYSE APTV traded up $1.21 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $88.13. 1,364,271 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,725,392. The firm has a market cap of $22,731.96, a P/E ratio of 19.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.49. Aptiv has a 1-year low of $61.73 and a 1-year high of $96.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a current ratio of 1.59.
In other news, Director Frank J. Dellaquila purchased 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $86.50 per share, with a total value of $43,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 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. Insiders own 0.32% of the company’s stock.
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in shares of Aptiv in the 4th quarter worth about $127,000. Huntington National Bank bought a new stake in shares of Aptiv in the 4th quarter worth about $138,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. bought a new stake in shares of Aptiv in the 4th quarter worth about $144,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Aptiv in the 4th quarter worth about $145,000. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc bought a new stake in shares of Aptiv in the 4th quarter worth about $162,000. 92.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Aptiv Company Profile
Aptiv PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufacturers vehicle components, and provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. It operates through two segments, Signal and Power Solutions; and Advanced Safety and User Experience.
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