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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Loews Corporation, L

Loews Corporation, L is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Property & Casualty Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Loews Corporation, L  has a market cap of 14967.76. Since its IPO date on the 7/10/1987, Loews Corporation, L performance year to date is 16.40%. Today Loews Corporation, L has gained 0.68%, with a current price of 44.72.

Ownership of the company is 16.39% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 60.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 50.10%. Return of assets are at 0.20%, with return on investment at 2.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Loews Corporation, L is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.59. While Total debt/equity is 0.6. With a profit margin of 1.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 3.80%. Loews Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Loews Corporation, L has seen a EPS growth of -71.50%. A performance for the year of 17.97%. The 52-week high is -0.06%, and the 52-week low is 32.98%. The average volume for Loews Corporation, L is 77568.

With a target price of 42.33, can Loews Corporation, L reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Loews Corporation, L. Loews Corporation has a P/E of 89.38 and a forward P/E of 14.12. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 15.93. Loews Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.13 and 0.82 respectively. For P/cash, Loews Corporation has a value of 43.51, while it is 9.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 44.72, Loews Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.56%. We see a return on equity of 0.90%.

Looking more long-term Loews Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.61%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -71.50% for this year and for the last five years a -25.50% growth has been seen.

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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