Aptiv PLC (APTV) Volatility At 4.22%, Should You Add A Position?

Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV) is 11.35% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $29.22 and a high of $151.19 in the current 52-week trading range. The APTV stock was last observed hovering at around $145.56 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.48% off its average median price target of $126.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 9.32% off the consensus price target high of $160.00 offered by 27 analysts, but current levels are -93.44% lower than the price target low of $75.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $145.08, the stock is 12.62% and 21.97% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.47 million and changing -0.33% at the moment leaves the stock 63.80% off its SMA200. APTV registered 62.08% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 89.20%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $125.99 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $98.36.

The stock witnessed a 17.26% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 47.95%, and is 12.02% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.22% over the week and 2.77% over the month.

Aptiv PLC (APTV) has around 141000 employees, a market worth around $38.97B and $12.45B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 21.80 and Fwd P/E is 36.41. Profit margin for the company is 13.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 396.51% and -4.04% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (13.80%).

Aptiv PLC (APTV) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Aptiv PLC (APTV) is a “Overweight”. 27 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.10, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 3 think it is a “Overweight”. 17 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 2 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Aptiv PLC is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/05/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.98 with sales reaching $3.81B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -7.00% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -11.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 6.00% in year-over-year returns.

Aptiv PLC (APTV) Top Institutional Holders

929 institutions hold shares in Aptiv PLC (APTV), with 1.26M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.47% while institutional investors hold 100.45% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 270.03M, and float is at 268.77M with Short Float at 1.42%. Institutions hold 99.99% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 28.5 million shares valued at $2.61 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 11.05% of the APTV Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc with 23.5 million shares valued at $2.15 billion to account for 9.11% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 20.42 million shares representing 7.92% and valued at over $1.87 billion, while State Street Corporation holds 4.34% of the shares totaling 11.19 million with a market value of $1.03 billion.

Aptiv PLC (APTV) Insider Activity

A total of 2 insider transactions have happened at Aptiv PLC (APTV) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 2 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Massaro Joseph R, the company’s CFO and SVP, Business Ops. SEC filings show that Massaro Joseph R sold 4,317 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 02 at a price of $96.91 per share for a total of $0.42 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.15 million shares.

Aptiv PLC disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 28 that SHERBIN DAVID M (SVP, GC & Secretary) sold a total of 11,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 28 and was made at $90.00 per share for $0.99 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 87920.0 shares of the APTV stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Jan 15, De Vos Glen W. (SVP & CTO) disposed off 2,700 shares at an average price of $88.73 for $0.24 million. The insider now directly holds 47,462 shares of Aptiv PLC (APTV).

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Aptiv PLC (APTV): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Visteon Corporation (VC) that is trading 64.34% up over the past 12 months. Magna International Inc. (MGA) is 40.31% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -8.66% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 4.14 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.49.

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