Dean Investment Associates LLC cut its holdings in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) by 2.5% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 5,127 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 129 shares during the quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC’s holdings in Autoliv were worth $476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of ALV. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its stake in Autoliv by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 228,143 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $21,012,000 after buying an additional 1,635 shares in the last quarter. Aviva PLC lifted its position in Autoliv by 9.7% in the 4th quarter. Aviva PLC now owns 31,145 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,868,000 after acquiring an additional 2,763 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Autoliv by 20.8% in the 1st quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 31,522 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,925,000 after purchasing an additional 5,435 shares during the period. ExodusPoint Capital Management LP bought a new position in Autoliv during the 4th quarter worth about $3,906,000. Finally, Eaton Vance Management raised its stake in shares of Autoliv by 0.7% in the 4th quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 25,062 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $2,308,000 after purchasing an additional 179 shares during the period. 35.25% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In other news, insider Fredrik Westin sold 1,040 shares of Autoliv stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.94, for a total transaction of $98,737.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 2,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $197,475.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Jennifer Cheng sold 318 shares of Autoliv stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.39, for a total value of $29,062.02. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 2,957 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $270,240.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.18% of the company’s stock.
Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 22nd. The auto parts company reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.40. The firm had revenue of $2.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.17 billion. Autoliv had a net margin of 2.16% and a return on equity of 11.87%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 21.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.88 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Autoliv, Inc. will post 2.72 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 28th will be issued a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 27th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%.
ALV has been the subject of a number of research reports. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price objective on Autoliv from $97.00 to $104.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, May 3rd. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Autoliv from $94.00 to $97.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 2nd. Nordea Equity Research cut shares of Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 22nd. SEB Equity Research lowered shares of Autoliv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their price objective on shares of Autoliv from $90.00 to $97.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $94.47.
Autoliv, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry in Europe, the Americas, China, Japan, and rest of Asia. It offers passive safety systems, including modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, and battery cable cutters, as well as protection systems for road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists.
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