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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Autoliv, Inc., ALV

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., ALV  has a market cap of 10165.56. Since its IPO date on the 4/28/1997, Autoliv, Inc., ALV performance year to date is -14.64%. Today Autoliv, Inc., ALV has gained 2.09%, with a current price of 107.63.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 36.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 35.60%. Return of assets are at 7.30%, with return on investment at 10.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Autoliv, Inc., ALV is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.42. While Total debt/equity is 0.42. With a profit margin of 5.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 20.40%, and operating margin of 9.00%. Autoliv, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Autoliv, Inc., ALV has seen a EPS growth of 2.10%. A performance for the year of 3.54%. The 52-week high is -15.96%, and the 52-week low is 14.35%. The average volume for Autoliv, Inc., ALV is 301210.

With a target price of 112.57, can Autoliv, Inc., ALV reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Autoliv, Inc., ALV. Autoliv, Inc. has a P/E of 16.8 and a forward P/E of 13.76. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.95. Autoliv, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.08 and 2.58 respectively. For P/cash, Autoliv, Inc. has a value of 8.75, while it is 41.19 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 107.63, Autoliv, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.20%. We see a return on equity of 16.20%.

Looking more long-term Autoliv, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.63%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.68% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.10% for this year and for the last five years a -4.20% 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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