Media coverage about Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.8047675497715 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Shares of Aptiv (NYSE APTV) opened at $94.77 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.62. Aptiv has a 52 week low of $58.02 and a 52 week high of $95.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $25,116.55, a P/E ratio of 18.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.40.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The auto parts company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.10 billion. Aptiv had a return on equity of 57.92% and a net margin of 8.00%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.50 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Aptiv will post 4.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a Not Available dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Monday, February 5th will be issued a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 2nd. Aptiv’s payout ratio is 29.04%.

Several analysts recently commented on APTV shares. Citigroup lifted their price objective on Aptiv from $105.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Bank of America raised Aptiv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 20th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aptiv in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective on shares of Aptiv in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Barclays set a $114.00 target price on Aptiv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Aptiv currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $93.33.

In other Aptiv news, Director Bernd Wiedemann sold 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.54, for a total transaction of $1,726,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 7,975 shares in the company, valued at $809,781.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Kevin P. Clark acquired 22,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $87.88 per share, with a total value of $1,977,300.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.31% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Aptiv

Aptiv PLC, formerly Delphi Automotive PLC, is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, and Electronics & Safety.

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