Stifel Financial Corp Sells 400 Shares of Autoliv Inc. (ALV)
Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) by 0.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,116 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 400 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Autoliv were worth $6,295,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of ALV. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in Autoliv by 301.7% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 46,572 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $6,749,000 after buying an additional 34,978 shares during the last quarter. Wsfs Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Autoliv in the 1st quarter worth about $229,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Autoliv by 2.2% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 994,398 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $145,122,000 after buying an additional 21,569 shares during the last quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd acquired a new stake in Autoliv in the 1st quarter worth about $316,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in Autoliv by 122.6% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 73,452 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $10,720,000 after buying an additional 40,449 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 39.72% of the company’s stock.
A number of analysts have issued reports on ALV shares. Societe Generale lowered Autoliv from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Citigroup raised their price target on Autoliv from $129.00 to $154.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $137.00 price target on Autoliv and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Longbow Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $168.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $136.50.
Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 27th. The auto parts company reported $1.66 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.81 by ($0.15). The firm had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.80 billion. Autoliv had a net margin of 3.87% and a return on equity of 13.63%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.65 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Autoliv Inc. will post 7.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 22nd will be paid a $0.62 dividend. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 21st. Autoliv’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.69%.
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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