Analyst Ratings for Autoliv Inc. (ALV)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. ALV had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

11 analysts declared ALV a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 3 gave an underweight rating, and 8 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for ALV by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 137, implying a possible profit of 26.02 percent. The minimum price target given was 84.44, which equates to a potential downside of -22.33 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.53 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10.33 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.56 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.25 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ALV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -2.38 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ALV is -7.23.

In the last 52-weeks, ALV has achieved a high of 117.54 and a low of 93.31. Currently the stock is 16.5 percent higher than its low, and 7.51 percent lower than its 52-week high. ALV has a price/earnings ratio of 17.2. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ALV value stock report compares ALV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ALV is $9.46 billion. ALV's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.