Zacks: Analysts Expect Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) to Announce $1.30 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts predict that Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.30 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Nine analysts have made estimates for Aptiv’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.28 and the highest is $1.33. Aptiv reported earnings per share of $1.24 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 4.8%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, October 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Aptiv will report full-year earnings of $5.11 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.08 to $5.18. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $5.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.27 to $6.23. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Aptiv.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The auto parts company reported $1.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.20. Aptiv had a return on equity of 34.92% and a net margin of 6.86%. The firm had revenue of $3.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.64 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.40 earnings per share. Aptiv’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on APTV. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of Aptiv from $96.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on shares of Aptiv from $67.00 to $65.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, June 28th. Cowen upped their price target on shares of Aptiv from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the company a “top pick” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Citigroup increased their price target on Aptiv from $90.00 to $102.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Aptiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.25.

Shares of APTV stock traded down $0.44 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $90.32. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 36,589 shares, compared to its average volume of 897,018. The company has a 50 day moving average of $83.26 and a 200 day moving average of $80.59. The stock has a market cap of $23.14 billion, a PE ratio of 17.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 2.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16. Aptiv has a 12-month low of $58.80 and a 12-month high of $92.98.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 7th were given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 6th. Aptiv’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.73%.

In other Aptiv news, CAO Allan J. Brazier sold 4,752 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total value of $427,680.00. 0.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of APTV. Thor Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Aptiv in the 1st quarter valued at $33,000. Botty Investors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Aptiv during the first quarter worth $40,000. Essex Savings Bank grew its holdings in shares of Aptiv by 88.1% during the first quarter. Essex Savings Bank now owns 555 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $44,000 after buying an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Preferred LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Aptiv in the first quarter valued at about $50,000. Finally, Cornerstone Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Aptiv by 30.6% in the second quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 692 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $56,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.44% of the company’s stock.

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 segment, Signal and Power Solutions, and Advanced Safety and User Experience.

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