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Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13801.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Loews Corporation is 40.94 (with a change from open of 0.79%), this in conjunction with a target price of 42. Volume today has so far reached 1128400, with an average volume of about 814.25. The GAP for this stock, is 0.47%.

The P/E ratio is 1240.61, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.74. The current EPS for Loews Corporation, is 0.03, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -71.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.13%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Loews Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 28.52% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.61%. Quarter over quarter is -141.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -25.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 16.39% and institutional ownership is 61.60%. Shares outstanding is 337.11, while shares float is at a value of 277.14. Float short for Loews Corporation is 1.50% and the short ratio is 5.1.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.6, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.62. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 2.20%. The profit margin is 0.10%.

Loews Corporation has seen returns on assets of 0.00%, and on investment, 2.90%. Return on equity is 0.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 221.14. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.05, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.77 and Price/cash is 39.66, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 7.49.

The simple moving averages are -0.35% and 5.02% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.69% and the 52 week low is 21.56%.

Loews Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.61%, with a current price of 40.94. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 755.50%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Loews Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that Loews Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.17%, with performance for the month coming to -1.99%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.71%, and for the half year the performance is 15.58%. Volatility for this week is 1.56% and for the month this is 1.39%.

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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