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L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11592.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 149.04 (with a change from open of 0.20%), this in conjunction with a target price of 166.09. Volume today has so far reached 185505, with an average volume of about 477.05. The GAP for this stock, is -0.27%.

The P/E ratio is 31.34, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.45. The current EPS for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is 4.76, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -51.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 26.80%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.49% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.93%. Quarter over quarter is 34.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -13.10%. 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 0.80% and institutional ownership is 82.20%. Shares outstanding is 77.72, while shares float is at a value of 76.63. Float short for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 1.38% and the short ratio is 2.22.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.62, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.74. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 10.10% and their operating margin is 6.00%. The profit margin is -0.90%.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen returns on assets of -0.70%, and on investment, 5.60%. Return on equity is -2.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.15. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.16, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.57 and Price/cash is 32.93, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.66.

The simple moving averages are -0.23% and 11.88% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.27% and the 52 week low is 43.01%.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.88%, with a current price of 149.04. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense Products & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry means that L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.86%, with performance for the month coming to 1.72%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.72%, and for the half year the performance is 36.67%. Volatility for this week is 1.48% and for the month this is 1.44%.

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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