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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Loews Corporation, L

Loews Corporation, L is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Property & Casualty Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Loews Corporation, L  has a market cap of 13886. Since its IPO date on the 7/10/1987, Loews Corporation, L performance year to date is 6.55%. Today Loews Corporation, L has gained 1.62%, with a current price of 40.78.

Ownership of the company is 1.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 60.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.50%. Return of assets are at 0.30%, with return on investment at 2.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Loews Corporation, L is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.59. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 1.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 6.50%. Loews Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Loews Corporation, L has seen a EPS growth of -71.50%. A performance for the year of 6.91%. The 52-week high is -1.14%, and the 52-week low is 20.91%. The average volume for Loews Corporation, L is 761801.

With a target price of 41, can Loews Corporation, L reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Loews Corporation, L. Loews Corporation has a P/E of 59.62 and a forward P/E of 12.95. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 10.63. Loews Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.05 and 0.78 respectively. For P/cash, Loews Corporation has a value of 45.08, while it is 6.39 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 40.78, Loews Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.61%. We see a return on equity of 1.40%.

Looking more long-term Loews Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.61%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 22.09% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -71.50% for this year and for the last five years a -25.50% 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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