Aptiv stock: buy or sell?

APTV stock price: $83.56 2.09% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019


Aptiv closed today at $83.56 and jumped an excellent 2.09%. On Wednesday APTV plummed a bloodcurdling -5.08%.

Aptiv PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufacturers vehicle components, and provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide.

Should I buy Aptiv stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Aptiv stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean APTV will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Aptiv stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for APTV stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for APTV stock, with 10 positive ratings.
Is APTV a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-1Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-8-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aOverweight
2019-8-1Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy
2019-8-1Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform
2019-8-1CowenOutperformTop Pick
2019-8-1Buckingham Researchn/aNeutral
2019-8-1Bank of American/aBuy
2019-6-28Morgan Stanleyn/aUnderweight
2019-6-11Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-5-16Morgan Stanleyn/aUnderweight
2019-4-15Morgan StanleyUnderweightUnderweight
2019-4-12Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy
2019-4-12Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy

Aptiv stock analysis

Daily outlook

Aptiv ended today at $83.56 and jumped an excellent 2.09%.

Aptiv ended today at $83.56 and jumped an excellent 2.09%. Since last Jul 10th when APTV stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $7.70 (10.15%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on May, APTV price climbed $14.40 per share (20.82%).

APTV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Aptiv shares stepped up 2.09% this week, ending at $83.56.

APTV shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $78.56 last week. Previous top ($88.74) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid June, APTV climbed $8.43 (11.22%). Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early May, APTV price climbed $3.82 per share (4.79%).

APTV stock chart (weekly)

Aptiv stock price history

Aptiv IPO was on November 17th, 2011 at $16.05 per share1. Since then, APTV stock grew a 420.60%, with an average of 60.10% per year. If you had invested right after APTV's IPO a $1,000 in Aptiv stock in 2011, it would worth $4,206.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Aptiv stock historical price chart

APTV stock reached 52-week highs at $93.94, and all-time highs 2018-06-18 with a price of 101.85.

Aptiv stock price target is $93.60

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' APTV stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we found 15 price forecasts for APTV stock:
APTV stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-1Robert W. BairdRaises Target$96.00$99.003.1%
2019-8-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.Raises Target$93.00$97.004.3%
2019-8-1Jefferies Financial GroupReiterates$99.00$108.009.1%
2019-8-1Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$90.00$96.006.7%
2019-8-1Buckingham ResearchRaises Target$76.00$79.003.9%
2019-8-1Bank of AmericaRaises Target$90.00$92.002.2%
2019-6-28Morgan StanleyLowers Target$67.00$65.00-3%
2019-6-11Robert W. BairdRaises Target$103.00$109.005.8%
2019-5-16Morgan StanleyLowers Target$69.00$67.00-2.9%
2019-4-22KeyCorpSet Price Target$95.00$105.0010.5%
2019-4-15Morgan StanleyLowers Target$70.00$69.00-1.4%
2019-4-12Jefferies Financial GroupReiterates$100.00$107.007%
2019-4-12Jefferies Financial GroupRaises Target$100.00$107.007%
(in average)$88.90$93.605.0%
The price forecast for Aptiv stock is $93.60, moving in a range between $109.00 and $65.00. In average, analysts' outlook on APTV price forecast is positive, increasing the forecast by a 5.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on April, Aptiv depreciated a lame -2.12%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
APTV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Aptiv annual turnover skyrocketed an extraordinary 12.04% to $14,435.00 M USD from $12,884.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) declined a -3.13% to 7.39%.

Aptiv presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Aptiv TTM sales up to March 2019 were $14,380.00 and income $1,000.00 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Aptiv business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed steady a neutral -0.38%. Regarding profit margin, Aptiv remained steady -0.44% to 7.39%

APTV annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$16,460 M-$1,210 M7.4%-
2014$17,023 M3.42%$1,351 M7.9%11.65%
2015$15,165 M-10.91%$1,450 M9.6%7.33%
2016$16,661 M9.86%$1,257 M7.5%-13.31%
2017$12,884 M-22.67%$1,355 M10.5%7.80%
2018$14,435 M12.04%$1,067 M7.4%-21.25%
TTM $14,380 M-0.38%$1,000 M7.0%-6.28%

Quarterly financial results

Aptiv reported $3,575.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -1.68% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $240.00 M with a profit margin of 6.71%. Profit margin remained steady a -0.08% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.79%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Aptiv sales marked an ugly slide and slightly fell a -1.52%.
APTV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$4,320 M-$369 M8.5%-
2017-Q3$4,333 M0.30%$395 M9.1%7.05%
2017-Q4$3,440 M-20.61%$256 M7.4%-35.19%
2018-Q1$3,630 M5.52%$307 M8.5%19.92%
2018-Q2$3,684 M1.49%$291 M7.9%-5.21%
2018-Q3$3,485 M-5.40%$222 M6.4%-23.71%
2018-Q4$3,636 M4.33%$247 M6.8%11.26%
2019-Q1$3,575 M-1.68%$240 M6.7%-2.83%

Aptiv ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Aptiv shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.48% of all shares.

Bearish positions for APTV stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$21.5 B$5.8 B$6.8 B$15.6 B$1.8 B
Total shares257.8 M87.1 M255.6 M322.4 M28.0 M
Float shares254.5 M78.7 M254.7 M316.9 M24.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)99.5%45.3%88.4%0.9%121.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%0.1%0.4%1.7%0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Aptiv summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Day range$82.51 - $83.97
Previous close$81.85
Session gain2.09%
Average true range$3.30
50d mov avg$79.87
100d mov avg$79.60
200d mov avg$76.56
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Aptiv performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Aptiv, the benchmark is made against Autoliv, Gentex, Magna International and Visteon.
MGAMagna Internation...9.51%-9.96%-5.09%

Aptiv competitors

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