Beddow Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) by 8.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 80,026 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 6,010 shares during the period. Autoliv comprises 3.1% of Beddow Capital Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position. Beddow Capital Management Inc. owned 0.09% of Autoliv worth $5,620,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ALV. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Autoliv by 140.7% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 332,746 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $28,842,000 after buying an additional 194,499 shares during the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Autoliv in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $16,029,000. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Autoliv by 11.3% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,616,434 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $140,114,000 after purchasing an additional 164,737 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Autoliv by 11.3% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,616,434 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $140,114,000 after purchasing an additional 164,737 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nuance Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Autoliv by 75.6% in the 3rd quarter. Nuance Investments LLC now owns 235,376 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $20,418,000 after purchasing an additional 101,306 shares during the last quarter. 32.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
ALV opened at $76.38 on Thursday. Autoliv Inc. has a 12 month low of $67.26 and a 12 month high of $115.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.25. The company has a market capitalization of $6.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.37.
Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 29th. The auto parts company reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.62 by ($0.20). Autoliv had a net margin of 2.06% and a return on equity of 20.76%. The business had revenue of $2.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.24 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.29 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts expect that Autoliv Inc. will post 7.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on ALV. TheStreet downgraded Autoliv from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 price target on shares of Autoliv in a report on Wednesday, January 30th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Autoliv in a report on Thursday, December 13th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co cut their price target on Autoliv from $113.00 to $91.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Barclays set a $60.00 price target on Autoliv and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Autoliv presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $94.96.
Autoliv, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Electronics. It offers modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems, and child seats.
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