Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aptiv earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.2515094384346 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Shares of NYSE:APTV opened at $83.82 on Friday. Aptiv has a twelve month low of $61.73 and a twelve month high of $96.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,282.71, a PE ratio of 18.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.29.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The auto parts company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by ($0.05). Aptiv had a net margin of 8.27% and a return on equity of 50.01%. The business had revenue of $3.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.31 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.83 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Aptiv will post 5.14 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts recently commented on APTV shares. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Aptiv from $64.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. Jefferies Group set a $100.00 target price on Aptiv and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Evercore ISI started coverage on Aptiv in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $92.00 target price for the company. Citigroup raised their target price on Aptiv from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 target price on shares of Aptiv in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $98.86.

In related news, SVP David Paja sold 6,287 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.08, for a total value of $578,906.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Frank J. Dellaquila purchased 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $86.50 per share, for a total transaction of $43,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.32% of the company’s stock.

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Aptiv Company Profile

Aptiv PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufacturers vehicle components, and provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. It operates through two segments, Signal and Power Solutions; and Advanced Safety and User Experience.

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