Barclays Sticks to Their Sell Rating for Autoliv (ALV)

By Jason Carr

Barclays analyst Brian Johnson maintained a Sell rating on Autoliv (ALVResearch Report) on March 29 and set a price target of $57. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $73.53, close to its 52-week low of $67.26.

According to TipRanks.com, Johnson is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 3.3% and a 51.7% success rate. Johnson covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Magna International, American Axle, and Visteon Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Autoliv is a Hold with an average price target of $78.50.

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Based on Autoliv’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $91 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $62.6 million.

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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.