Autoliv (ALV) was Downgraded to a Hold Rating at Kepler Capital

By Ryan Adsit

In a report issued on January 15, Michael Raab from Kepler Capital downgraded Autoliv (ALVResearch Report) to Hold, with a price target of $89.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $86.94, close to its 52-week high of $95.93.

According to TipRanks.com, Raab is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.3% and a 55.9% success rate. Raab covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, and Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft.

Autoliv has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $95.08, a 6.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 8, Evercore ISI also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $105.00 price target.

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Based on Autoliv’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $2.04 billion and net profit of $98.3 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $2.03 billion and had a net profit of $85.4 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 25 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of ALV in relation to earlier this year.

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Autoliv, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and supply of automotive safety systems. It operates through the Passive Safety and Electronics segment. The Passive Safety segment includes airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels, and restrain electronics. The Electronics segment comprises of restraint control systems, brake control systems and active safety. The company was founded by Lennart Lindblad in 1953 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.