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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ALV. The maximum price target given was 137, implying potential capital gains of 26.02 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 84.44, which equates to a potential downside of -22.33 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ALV has a PEG ratio of -7.23.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ALV hit 117.54 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 93.31. 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 market cap of ALV is $9.46 billion. ALV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.