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The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Aptiv PLC (APTV) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.35, or 0.33%, to $104.84. The Aptiv PLC has recorded 38,380 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Aptiv Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

Aptiv PLC is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Auto Parts industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $104.49 and fluctuated between $104.59 as its day high and $101.72 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Aptiv PLC is $28.69B. A total of 1.62 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.89M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, APTV has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 4,266 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 33 BUYs and 75 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 496,214 shares during that period but sold 320,542.

In the most recent transaction, CLARK KEVIN P sold 6,665 shares of APTV for 89.98 per share on May 25. After the transaction, the Chairman and CEO now owns 554,799 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 24, CLARK KEVIN P sold 6,665 shares at 90.40 per share. APTV shares that Chairman and CEO owns now total 572,150.

Among the insiders who sold shares, COOPER NANCY E disposed of 669 shares on Apr 27 at a per-share price of $103.35. This resulted in the Director holding 11,515 shares of APTV after the transaction. In another insider transaction, CLARK KEVIN P sold 6,665 shares at $104.86 per share on Apr 12. Company shares held by the Chairman and CEO now total 578,815.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. APTV’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/4/2020 when it declared a $0.22 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/19/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/20/2019 with an ex-dividend date of 11/5/2019. The APTV stock dividend was $0.22 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for APTV in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $129.96 with high estimates of $162.00 and low estimates of $82.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, APTV has a high of $124.88 and a low of $77.96.

As of this writing, APTV has an earnings estimate of $1.2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 20 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.35 per share and a lower estimate of $0.95. The company reported an EPS of $0.91 in the last quarter, which was 1.10% higher than expectations of $0.9.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. APTV’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $3.14B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $4.37B in debt and $4.21B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $33.86, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $8.56B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for APTV is Buy with a score of 4.25.

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