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L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 20569.9. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for L Brands, Inc. is 72.61 (with a change from open of 0.54%), this in conjunction with a target price of 78.35. Volume today has so far reached 327272, with an average volume of about 1926.19. The GAP for this stock, is 0.47%.

The P/E ratio is 17.62, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.51. The current EPS for L Brands, Inc., is 4.08, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 20.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -21.25%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for L Brands, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.10% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.00%. Quarter over quarter is 27.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 11.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 77.90%. Shares outstanding is 286.17, while shares float is at a value of 240.55. Float short for L Brands, Inc. is 4.29% and the short ratio is 5.35.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 41.90% and their operating margin is 17.30%. The profit margin is 9.70%.

L Brands, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 15.30%, and on investment, 27.70%. Return on equity is -153.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.76. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.66, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -0.63% and -7.33% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.19% and the 52 week low is 23.08%.

L Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.34%, with a current price of 72.61. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 52.70%. This is in an industry, Apparel Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. L Brands, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Apparel Stores industry means that L Brands, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.63%, with performance for the month coming to -2.94%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.13%, and for the half year the performance is -17.60%. Volatility for this week is 2.11% and for the month this is 2.10%.

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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