Autoliv (NYSE:ALV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $152.58 and last traded at $152.51, with a volume of 200434 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $151.18.
ALV has been the subject of a number of research reports. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $139.00 target price on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $194.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Tuesday. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Autoliv from $94.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Piper Jaffray reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $138.00 price objective on shares of Autoliv in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Autoliv currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $135.57.
The company has a market cap of $13,148.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.
In related news, insider Johan Lofvenholm sold 280 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.30, for a total value of $40,124.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 10,954 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,569,708.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 0.25% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Autoliv by 90.5% in the 4th quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 4,217 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $536,000 after buying an additional 2,003 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in Autoliv by 6.4% in the 4th quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 13,106 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $1,666,000 after buying an additional 790 shares during the period. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. increased its stake in Autoliv by 34.0% in the 4th quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 6,700 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $851,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares during the period. Banco de Sabadell S.A purchased a new position in Autoliv in the 4th quarter worth about $691,000. Finally, Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Autoliv in the 4th quarter worth about $204,000. 35.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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Autoliv, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Electronics. It offers modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems, and child seats.
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