Is Autoliv, Inc. (ALV)’s Fuel Running Low? The Stock Reaches Record High Today

April 17, 2018 - By Jeanette Kaplan

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.46, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 25 investors sold Autoliv, Inc. shares while 76 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 28.56 million shares or 0.72% less from 28.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 1,795 shares or 0% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) reported 7,277 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Macquarie Gru has invested 0% of its portfolio in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Ftb Inc holds 154 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corp holds 2,425 shares. The United Kingdom-based Legal General Group Public Limited Company has invested 0.04% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited holds 6,700 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. 13,016 are held by Commonwealth Retail Bank Of. Colony Group Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,968 shares. Citadel Advsr holds 11,229 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). 2,557 are held by Panagora Asset Inc. New York-based F&V Cap Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.27% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Phoenix Inv Adviser Limited Co invested 1.21% of its portfolio in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). First Personal Fin reported 0% stake.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $379,045 activity. Lofvenholm Johan had sold 783 shares worth $113,378 on Wednesday, February 21.

The stock of Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) reached all time high today, Apr, 17 and still has $157.14 target or 3.00 % above today’s $152.56 share price. This indicates more upside for the $13.29B company. This technical setup was reported by If the $157.14 PT is reached, the company will be worth $398.61 million more.
Trading stocks at an all time highs is usually a winning strategy. An all time high points to a stock which has the most positive fundamentals ever. Even thought the pullback rate is high, if correct risk management is utilized, investors can trade very well such events.

The stock increased 0.91% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $152.56. About 188,194 shares traded. Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) has risen 44.71% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $1.81 EPS, up 9.70 % or $0.16 from last year’s $1.65 per share. ALV’s profit will be $157.64M for 21.07 P/E if the $1.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.03 actual EPS reported by Autoliv, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.84 % negative EPS growth.

Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Autoliv (NYSE:ALV), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Autoliv had 26 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”. On Monday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The stock of Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 17 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. Longbow maintained Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) rating on Tuesday, March 27. Longbow has “Buy” rating and $16800 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26.

Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $13.29 billion. It operates through two divisions, Passive Safety and Electronics. It has a 31.33 P/E ratio. The firm offers a range of products, including modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems, child seats, and components; and camera vision systems, night driving assists, automotive radars, brake controls, positioning systems, electronic control units, and other active safety systems, as well as passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors.

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