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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ALV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 137, which equates to a potential upside of 26.02 percent. The minimum price target given was 84.44, implying potential capital losses of -22.33 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.53 percent. That number becomes -10.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.56 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.25 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

ALV has an estimated earnings growth rate of -2.38 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ALV is -7.23.

ALV has traded between a high of 117.54 and a low of 93.31 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.5 percent, and 7.51 percent lower than its 52-week high. ALV has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.46 billion. ALV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.