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As of Wednesday, the following companies are trading at a discount and have positive three- to five-year future earnings estimates, according to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener.

Shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) are trading around $72.37 per share. The discounted cash flow calculator gives the stock a fair value of $70.33 per share, suggesting it is overpriced by 2.90%.

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The company, which provides safety components and systems for the auto industry, has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its earnings per share have grown 0.60% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 8.85%. While the return on equity of 12.05% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 3.53% is underperforming 61% of companies in the Autos industry.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.09% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KNX) is trading around $36.66 per share. The DCF calculator gives the stock a fair value of $57.87 per share, suggesting it has a 36% margin of safety.

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The American full-truckload carrier has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have grown 27.80% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 6.18%. While the return on equity of 7.77% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets of 5.32% is outperforming 64% of companies in the Transportation and Logistics industry.

NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.75% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.06% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) is trading around $110.41 per share. The DCF calculator gives the stock a fair value of $134.66 per share, suggesting it is undervalued with an 18% margin of safety.

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The company, which provides undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its earnings per share have grown 19.90% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 15%. The return on equity of 19.79% and return on assets of 16.35% are outperforming 79% of companies in the Education industry.

With 0.73% of outstanding shares, Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.32% and Greenblatt with 0.01%.

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) is trading around $15.93 per share. The DCF calculator gives the stock a fair value of $26.92 per share, suggesting it undervalued with a 42% margin of safety.

With a market cap of $5.72 billion, the manufacturer of innerwear and active-wear apparel has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have fallen 5.20% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 8.89%. The return on equity of 63.56% and return on assets of 7.41% are outperforming 60% of companies in the Manufacturing - Apparel and Furniture industry.

With 3.10% of outstanding shares, Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.77% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.66%.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) is trading around $67 per share. The DCF calculator gives the stock a fair value of $119.85 per share, suggesting it is undervalued with a 44% of margin of safety.

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With a market cap of $5.27 billion, the company has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. Its earnings per share have grown 4.70% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 9.96%. The return on equity of 30.20% and return on assets of 11.70% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Retail - Apparel and Specialty industry.

With 0.41% of outstanding shares, Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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