Just How Negative is BofA Merrill Following Their Downgrade of Volvo (OTCMKTS:VOLVY)?


Volvo (OTCMKTS:VOLVY) Receives a Downgrade

BofA Merrill downgraded their rating for shares of Volvo (OTCMKTS:VOLVY) from “Neutral” to “Underperform” in recent note that was issued on 11 December.

From a total of 1 analysts covering Volvo AB (OTCMKTS:VOLVY) stock, 0 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 1 a ”Hold”. This means that 0% of the ratings are positive. Volvo AB was the topic of 2 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Goldman Sachs downgraded shares on October 29 to “Neutral” rating.

Approximately 18,735 shares of stock traded hands. Volvo AB (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VOLVY) has declined 31.12% since May 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.10% the S&P500.

AB Volvo is a Sweden-based manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines. The company has a market cap of $19.98 billion. The Firm also provides financing and service. It has 16.56 P/E ratio. It is the parent firm of the Volvo Group, whose business activities are organized into six business areas: Group Trucks, Construction Equipment, Buses, Volvo Penta, Governmental Sales and Volvo Financial Services .

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Volvo manufactures automobiles, trucks, buses, marine and industrial engines, aircraft engines, and construction equipment. Although the company has only a little more than 1% of the Western world’s auto market share, it occupies a strong position in the segment for large family cars and is one of the largest manufacturers of station wagons in Europe. Volvo’s products are marketed in more than 100 countries, with North American sales representing about 23% of company sales.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Volvo AB (ADR) (VOLVY).