How Does Wall Street Rate Shares Of Aptiv PLC (APTV)?

Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) saw a downside of -3.01% to close Monday at $160.15 after subtracting -$4.97 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,751,380 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $166.91 in the past week. An average of 1,634,775 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,398,294.

APTV’s 1-month performance is 9.36% or $13.71 on its low of $140.60 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $92.56 and high of $170.47, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/10/21. YTD, APTV has achieved 22.92% or $29.86. However, the current price is down -6.05%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 16, 26 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Aptiv PLC (APTV). CLARK KEVIN P (President and CEO) most recently sold 5,830 shares at $149.26 per share on Sep 16. This transaction cost the insider $870,187. President and CEO, CLARK KEVIN P, sold 5,830 shares at a price of $153.44 on Sep 15. Then, on Sep 15, CFO and SVP, Business Ops Massaro Joseph R sold 1,600 shares at a price of $150.34 per share. This transaction amounted to $240,544.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 94.53 and a low of 4.773. APTV stock has a beta of 2.05. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.75 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 5.20, with the price to cash flow ratio at 30.15.

Aptiv PLC’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.10 meaning that APTV stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.48, while the total debt to equity was 0.49. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 17.60%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 12.36% while for the period ending June 29; Aptiv PLC’s operating margin was 9.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.94 billion against revenue of $13.07 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected APTV to announce $0.67 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.6, representing a -10.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $485.0 million. APTV stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 9.26 billion, with total debt at $4.44 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $270.51 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Aptiv PLC (APTV) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 59.19% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 37.40%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $161.17, reflecting a +1.58% or $2.49 change from its current price. APTV is currently trading +8.03% above its 20-day SMA, +16.97% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.02% and +24.78% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 86.88% and 91.29% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 5.08. The RSI (14) points at 57.41%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 70.85% with the period’s ATR at 4.80. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 6.04 and 8.13 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV), Guggenheim upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for APTV stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 2 brokerage advisors rate APTV as a “sell,”, while 3 advise that investors “Hold.” 3 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 4 rates the stock as overweight while 16 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is APTV’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $100.00 and a high of $217.00, with their median price target at $179.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Aptiv PLC (APTV) stock is $171.78.


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