First Trust Advisors LP Has $45.60 Million Holdings in Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV)

First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTVFree Report) by 2.1% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 508,234 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,676 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.18% of Aptiv worth $45,599,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Turtle Creek Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Aptiv in the 4th quarter valued at $29,000. GAMMA Investing LLC bought a new position in Aptiv during the fourth quarter worth about $32,000. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd acquired a new stake in Aptiv in the 4th quarter worth about $47,000. First Horizon Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Aptiv by 98.0% in the 4th quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. now owns 592 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $53,000 after purchasing an additional 293 shares during the period. Finally, American National Bank grew its position in shares of Aptiv by 85.1% during the 4th quarter. American National Bank now owns 633 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $57,000 after purchasing an additional 291 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.21% of the company’s stock.

Insider Transactions at Aptiv

In related news, SVP Benjamin Lyon sold 18,680 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.69, for a total transaction of $1,451,249.20. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 95,211 shares in the company, valued at $7,396,942.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.34% of the company’s stock.

Aptiv Price Performance

APTV opened at $81.42 on Friday. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $78.09 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $80.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.67, a P/E/G ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.87. Aptiv PLC has a 52-week low of $68.84 and a 52-week high of $113.60.

Aptiv (NYSE:APTVGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The auto parts company reported $1.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.11. Aptiv had a net margin of 14.87% and a return on equity of 13.21%. The company had revenue of $4.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.99 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.91 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Aptiv PLC will post 6.01 EPS for the current year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several brokerages recently issued reports on APTV. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on Aptiv from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Aptiv from $109.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their target price on shares of Aptiv from $84.00 to $83.00 in a research report on Monday, April 8th. UBS Group increased their price target on shares of Aptiv from $107.00 to $110.00 in a research report on Monday, April 8th. Finally, Barclays reduced their target price on Aptiv from $112.00 to $110.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from, Aptiv has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $108.31.

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About Aptiv

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Aptiv PLC engages in design, manufacture, and sale of vehicle components in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, South America, and internationally. The company provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. It operates through two segments, Signal and Power Solutions, and Advanced Safety and User Experience.

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