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Morning Eye-Catchers: Autoliv, Inc., (ALV)

Friday February 24th 2017: Autoliv, Inc., ALV is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Parts in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in Sweden, Autoliv, Inc., ALVĀ  has a market cap of 10.3 B. Since its IPO date on the 4/28/1997, Autoliv, Inc., ALV performance year to date is 3.12%. Today Autoliv, Inc., ALV has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 116.68.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 41.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 35.50%. Return of assets are at 6.90%, with return on investment at 11.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Autoliv, Inc., ALV is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.34. While Total debt/equity is 0.4. With a profit margin of 5.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 20.50%, and operating margin of 8.40%. Autoliv, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Autoliv, Inc., ALV has seen a EPS growth of 24.10%. A performance for the year of 4.70%. The 52-week high is -0.26%, and the 52-week low is 25.05%. The average volume for Autoliv, Inc., ALV is 0.

With a target price of 107.57, can Autoliv, Inc., ALV reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Autoliv, Inc., ALV. Autoliv, Inc. has a P/E of 17.88 and a forward P/E of 16.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.2. Autoliv, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1 and 2.67 respectively. For P/cash, Autoliv, Inc. has a value of 8.34, while it is 151.74 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 116.68, Autoliv, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.06%. We see a return on equity of 15.40%.

Looking more long-term Autoliv, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.14%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 24.10% for this year and for the last five years a -0.70% growth has been seen.

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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