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Is L Brands, Inc.(NYSE: LB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985. L Brands, Inc. is in the Apparel Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for L Brands, Inc., is 1852.91, and so far today it has a volume of 1627100. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is -23.25%.

To help you determine whether L Brands, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.17 and forward P/E is 17.07. PEG perhaps more useful shows that L Brands, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.72. P/S ratio is 1.6 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price L Brands, Inc. is trading at, 70.05 (-1.02% today), L Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.43%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 52.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.08, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.10% after growing 20.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 27.30%, and 4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 282.25, and the number of shares float is 240.55. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 77.90%. The float short is 4.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.39. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.30%, and also a return on investment of 27.70%.

The ability for L Brands, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, L Brands, Inc. has a gross margin of 41.90%, with its operating margin at 17.30%, and L Brands, Inc. has a profit margin of 9.70%.

The 52 week high is -26.87%, with 18.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.90% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.42%.

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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