Aptiv stock: buy or sell?

APTV stock price: $93.77 0.42% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019

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Aptiv ended on December 6th at $93.77 and inched a slightly fine 0.42%. December 6th was the third climbing session in a row, gaining 2.05%.

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?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

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 slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Aptiv stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we detected 15 ratings published for APTV stock in the last 30 days.

Is APTV a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-25Morgan Stanleyn/aUnderweight
2019-9-13Bank of AmericaBuyNeutral
2019-9-12UBS Groupn/aNeutral
2019-8-23UBS Groupn/aNeutral
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
2019-8-1Citigroupn/aBuy
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

Aptiv stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Aptiv inched a slightly fine 0.42% and closed at $93.77.

Aptiv ended on Dec 6th at $93.77 and inched a slightly fine 0.42%. On August, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 18.68%. Since last August when APTV stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $14.76 (18.68%).

APTV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Aptiv shares remained steady -0.12% this week, ending at $93.77.

APTV shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $88.82 by mid November. Previous top ($97.64) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid June, APTV climbed $18.82 (25.11%). Early May, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 17.86%.

APTV stock chart (weekly)

Aptiv stock price history

Aptiv IPO was on November 17th, 2011 at $16.01 per share1. Since then, APTV stock surged a 485.70%, with an average of 60.70% per year. If you had invested right after APTV's IPO a $1,000 in Aptiv stock in 2011, it would worth $4,857.00 today.

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

Aptiv stock historical price chart

APTV stock reached 52-week highs on Nov/7 at $97.64, and all-time highs 2018-06-18 with a price of 101.62.

Aptiv stock price target is $89.80

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We have 14 price forecasts for APTV stock published in the last 30 days:
APTV stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-25Morgan StanleyLowers Target$63.00$62.00-1.6%
2019-9-12UBS GroupRaises Target$87.00$92.005.7%
2019-8-23UBS GroupRaises Target$81.00$87.007.4%
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%
2019-8-1CowenReiterates$95.00$102.007.4%
2019-8-1CitigroupReiterates$90.00$102.0013.3%
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%
(in average)$85.60$89.805.0%
The price prediction for Aptiv stock is $89.80, moving in a range between $109.00 and $62.00. 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

Since April, when Aptiv posted its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
APTV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a1.66n/a
2017-Q32017-11-021.571.665.7%
2017-Q42018-02-011.311.28-2.3%
2018-Q12018-05-021.21.297.5%
2018-Q22018-07-311.371.42.2%
2018-Q32018-10-311.21.243.3%
2018-Q42019-01-311.211.3410.7%
2019-Q12019-04-301.01n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an extraordinary gain of 12.04% to $14,435.00 M dollars. In contrary, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) slightly fell to 7.39%, that is $1,067.00 million.

Aptiv presents anual results in December, and to evaluate 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 USD. 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, remained constant a tight -0.38%. Aligned with this, profit margin (net income/revenues) stayed steady at 7.39%.

APTV annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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 posted $3,575.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -1.68% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $240.00 million 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 sales to same quarter last year, Aptiv sales marked a disappointing decrease and decreased a -1.52%.
APTV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to check 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 context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

APTVALVGNTXMGAVC
Market cap$23.9 B$7.2 B$7.3 B$16.4 B$2.6 B
Total shares255.3 M87.2 M253.0 M305.8 M28.0 M
Float shares253.5 M78.6 M247.9 M302.7 M27.8 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

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Open$94.55
Close$93.77
Day range$93.31 - $94.65
Previous close$93.38
Session gain0.42%
Average true range$1.82
50d mov avg$90.13
100d mov avg$87.20
200d mov avg$83.20
Daily patternlb11a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Aptiv performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Aptiv against Autoliv, Gentex, Magna International and Visteon in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
APTVAptiv5.89%28.40%41.26%
ALVAutoliv11.93%27.18%10.12%
GNTXGentex5.71%22.80%39.44%
MGAMagna Internation...4.22%21.61%21.39%
VCVisteon19.22%85.49%37.68%

Aptiv competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Aptiv. We chose 4 companies as Aptiv competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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