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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 20866.8. 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 72.41 (with a change from open of -0.16%), this in conjunction with a target price of 78.38. Volume today has so far reached 941674, with an average volume of about 1830.1. The GAP for this stock, is -0.70%.

The P/E ratio is 17.9, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.79. 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 -19.98%.

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 78.00%. Shares outstanding is 285.69, while shares float is at a value of 240.55. Float short for L Brands, Inc. is 4.15% and the short ratio is 5.45.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. 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 1.79. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.69, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -1.31% and -5.34% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.40% and the 52 week low is 22.75%.

L Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.29%, with a current price of 72.41. 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 3.57%, with performance for the month coming to 1.40%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.40%, and for the half year the performance is -20.13%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 1.91%.

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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