Today’s Rating Alert: Kepler Cheuvreux: Time To Give Faith In Allianz (ETR:ALV)

November 30, 2016 - By Dolores Ford

Today's Rating Alert:  Kepler Cheuvreux: Time To Give Faith In Allianz (ETR:ALV)

Allianz (ETR:ALV) Upgrade

Allianz (ETR:ALV) was upgraded by Kepler Cheuvreux to a “Buy” rating in a analysts report revealed to clients on 30 November. The firm after the upgrade has EUR 175.00 target on the stock. Kepler Cheuvreux’s target is 16.36% from ALV’s last price.

Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) Ratings Coverage

Out of 25 analysts covering Allianz (ETR:ALV), 15 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. €198 is the highest target while €136 is the lowest. The €164.22 average target is 9.77% above today’s (€149.6) stock price. Allianz has been the topic of 122 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by JP Morgan on Thursday, September 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by Bankhaus Lampe. Robert W. Baird upgraded Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) on Tuesday, November 8 to “Outperform” rating. Landesbank upgraded Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) on Friday, May 20 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by BNP Paribas. The rating was upgraded by Bankhaus Lampe to “Buy” on Thursday, August 11. Robert W. Baird upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and €175 target price in Wednesday, August 17 report. On Tuesday, November 24 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Market Perform”. BNP Paribas maintained the shares of ALV in a report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Neutral” rating. Bernstein upgraded Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) on Wednesday, July 20 to “Outperform” rating.

About 326,988 shares traded hands. Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) has declined 9.59% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.81% the S&P500.

Analysts await Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) to report earnings on February, 3. They expect $1.82 EPS, down 12.50% or $0.26 from last year’s $2.08 per share. ALV’s profit will be $161.46 million for 14.28 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.63 actual EPS reported by Autoliv Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.66% EPS growth.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.18, from 1.04 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 27 funds sold all Allianz SE shares owned while 72 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 75 increased positions. They now own 28.89 million shares or 7.24% less from 31.15 million shares in 2016Q1.

The Japan-based Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.04% in Allianz SE (ETR:ALV). Wms Ptnrs Lc accumulated 2,425 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Btim Corporation reported 142,340 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii last reported 2,088 shares in the company. Stifel Corp reported 44,946 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Sg Americas Limited Company, a New York-based fund reported 23,219 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd (Trc) holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) for 1,413 shares. Blair William & Il holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) for 8,268 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) for 816,805 shares. Amp Cap Investors Limited has 0.02% invested in the company for 29,447 shares. Cantab Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has 9,398 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Fil has 238,353 shares for 0.08% of their US portfolio. Ahl Prtnrs Llp reported 3,335 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Blackrock holds 84,391 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Winfield Associate has 0% invested in Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) for 10 shares.

Allianz SE is a financial service company. The company has a market cap of 68.37 billion EUR. The Firm is the holding firm of the Allianz Group. It has a 11.38 P/E ratio. The Firm operates in the field of reinsurance, providing reinsurance protection for Allianz Group companies, in particular.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Autoliv Inc. is a worldwide leader in automotive safety, a pioneer in both seatbelts and airbags, and a technology leader with the widest product offering for automotive safety. All the leading automobile manufacturers in the world are our customers.”

ALV Company Profile

Autoliv, Inc., incorporated on October 1, 1996, is a developer, maker and supplier to the automotive industry of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including passive safety systems and active safety systems. The Firm operates through two divisions: Passive Safety and Electronics. Passive Safety segment includes airbags, seatbelts and steering wheels. Electronics segment includes active safety products, such as camera vision systems, night driving assist, automotive radars, brake controls and other active safety systems, and passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors. Passive safety systems are primarily meant to improve vehicle safety, and include modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems and child seats, and components for such systems passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors. Active safety systems are designed to make driving easier and comfortable and to intervene before a collision in order to make accidents avoidable or reduce the impact.

More notable recent Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Allianz Profit Worse Than Expected on Disasters, Unit Sale” on August 05, 2016, also Reuters.com with their article: “Fitch Affirms Allianz SE’s IFS at ‘AA’; Outlook Stable” published on September 28, 2016, Moodys.com published: “Moody’s affirms Allianz SE ratings (Aa3 senior debt) with a stable outlook” on March 24, 2016. More interesting news about Allianz SE (ETR:ALV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Allianz SE (ALIZF) Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on August 06, 2016 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “3 Reasons Value Stock Investors Will Love Allianz SE (AZSEY)” with publication date: July 08, 2016.

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