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Is Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Aptiv PLC (APTV) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.20, or 0.19%, to $102.87. The Aptiv PLC has recorded 116,145 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Aptiv Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

APTV belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Auto Parts industry. The current market capitalization of Aptiv PLC is $29.10B. A total of 2.33 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.75M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, APTV has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 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.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates 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.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for APTV in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $129.65 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

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using 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

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. 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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