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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV)?

The company in question is, Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) currently with a stock price of 105.09 (-7.76% today). The market cap for Autoliv, Inc. is 10196.74, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Auto Parts industry. The target price for Autoliv, Inc. is 114.19. Currently Autoliv, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.16, and a forward P/E of 14.78. Average volume for Autoliv, Inc. is 492.89 and so far today it is 979932.

Performance in the last year for Autoliv, Inc. has been 9.06%. For EPS growth, Autoliv, Inc. has seen a growth of 2.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.93%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -4.20% over the last five years and could be 8.63% for the next five years. Autoliv, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 274.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -10.45%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -9.15%.

Since the IPO date for Autoliv, Inc. on the 4/28/1997, Autoliv, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -7.76%. With Autoliv, Inc. trading at 105.09, the dividend yield is 2.04%, and the EPS is 6.28.

So could Autoliv, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.16. The PEG is 2.1, P/S is 1.08 and the P/B is at 2.79. The P/cash is 8.78, with P/free cash flow at 41.32.

Autoliv, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.42, and total debt/equity at 0.42.

In terms of margins, Autoliv, Inc. has a gross margin of 20.40%, an operating margin of 9.00% and a profit margin of 5.90%.Payout ratio for Autoliv, Inc. is 35.60%. Return on assets come to 7.30% with return on investment coming to 10.20%.

Insider ownership for Autoliv, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 36.50%. Outstanding shares are at 89.5. While shares float is 88.06. The float short is currently 5.99%, and short ratio is 10.71.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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