Autoliv Inc (NYSE:ALV) Can’t Be More Risky. Short Interest Increased

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.46, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold Autoliv, Inc. shares while 76 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 28.56 million shares or 0.72% less from 28.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Twin Tree Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). The California-based Aperio Gru Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Gulf Int Financial Bank (Uk) Limited reported 0.04% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Shell Asset Management Co stated it has 4,407 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Huntington Retail Bank has 0% invested in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Blair William & Communications Il reported 4,218 shares. Coastline holds 18,515 shares. Millennium Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Kbc Group Inc Nv stated it has 15,524 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. California Employees Retirement Sys invested in 226,849 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas has invested 0.02% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV). Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) for 7,277 shares. Swiss Natl Bank holds 0.04% or 321,061 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Limited Com reported 50,573 shares stake. Sweden-based Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt has invested 8.56% in Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV).

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $379,045 activity. The insider Lofvenholm Johan sold $113,378.

The stock of Autoliv Inc (NYSE:ALV) registered an increase of 2% in short interest. ALV’s total short interest was 6.08 million shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 2% from 5.96M shares, reported previously. With 525,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 12 days to cover their ALV’s short positions. The short interest to Autoliv Inc’s float is 7.01%.

The stock increased 1.36% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $153.23. About 357,290 shares traded. Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) has risen 44.71% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.16% the S&P500.

Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $13.35 billion. It operates through two divisions, Passive Safety and Electronics. It has a 31.46 P/E ratio. The firm offers a range of products, including modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems, child seats, and components; and camera vision systems, night driving assists, automotive radars, brake controls, positioning systems, electronic control units, and other active safety systems, as well as passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors.

Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Autoliv (NYSE:ALV), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Autoliv had 25 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, March 14 by Susquehanna. Mizuho maintained Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) rating on Thursday, October 26. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $140.0 target. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by Guggenheim given on Monday, January 8. The stock of Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, February 12. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. The rating was maintained by Longbow with “Buy” on Tuesday, March 27. Robert W. Baird upgraded Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) on Wednesday, January 31 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Jefferies.

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