Aptiv stock: buy or sell?

APTV stock price: $51.28 -7.24% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


After climbing for 4 sessions, Friday Aptiv plunged a spooky -7.24%, closing at $51.28. On March 26th APTV skyrocketed an extraordinary 8.23%.

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?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Aptiv stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Aptiv stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for APTV stock for the last month.

Aptiv stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an extraordinary 8.23% on March/26, Aptiv closed yesterday at $51.28 and plunged a spooky -7.24%.

After boosting an extraordinary 8.23% on Mar/26, Aptiv closed yesterday at $51.28 and plunged a spooky -7.24%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on February 24th, APTV fell $-38.79 per share (-43.07%).

APTV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding for 4 weeks, this week Aptiv boosted an extraordinary 13.53%, closing at $51.28. Last week APTV collapsed a bloodcurdling -47.16% in just one week. This week broke a streak of 4 declining weeks.

APTV stock chart (weekly)

Aptiv stock price history

Aptiv IPO was on November 17th, 2011 at $15.97 per share1. Since then, APTV stock surged a 221.10%, with an average of 27.60% per year. If you had invested right after APTV's IPO a $1,000 in Aptiv stock in 2011, it would worth $2,211.00 today.

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

Aptiv stock historical price chart

APTV stock reached 52-week highs on December at $98.79, and all-time highs 2018-06-18 with a price of 101.36.

Aptiv stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Aptiv stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, Aptiv . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
APTV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Aptiv annual sales rocketed an exceptional 12.04% to $14,435.00 M USD from $12,884.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) slightly fell a -3.13% to 7.39%.

Aptiv fiscal year ends 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 earnings $1,000.00 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem 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 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 stable a -0.08% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.79%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Aptiv sales marked a bad slide and depreciated 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 a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Aptiv, 0.54% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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

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

Market cap$13.1 B
Total shares255.2 M
Float shares253.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)98.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Aptiv summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$49.41 - $52.81
Previous close$55.28
Session gain-7.24%
Average true range$8.73
50d mov avg$76.96
100d mov avg$85.17
200d mov avg$84.22
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Aptiv performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Aptiv against in the following table:

Aptiv competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Aptiv competitor. This doesn't mean Aptiv does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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