L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14.75 B. 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 45 (with a change from open of 1.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 53.5. Volume today has so far reached 1473930, with an average volume of about 3840.9. The GAP for this stock, is 0.72%.
The P/E ratio is 11.67, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.97. The current EPS for L Brands, Inc., is 3.78, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -5.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -32.91%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for L Brands, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.55% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.99%. Quarter over quarter is -37.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -6.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.90%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 77.60%. Shares outstanding is 333.86, while shares float is at a value of 241.17. Float short for L Brands, Inc. is 7.52% and the short ratio is 4.72.
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 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 40.20% and their operating margin is 15.20%. The profit margin is 8.90%.
L Brands, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 14.10%, and on investment, 29.30%. Return on equity is -113.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.46. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.19, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 11.06.
The simple moving averages are -11.97% and -23.56% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -43.52% and the 52 week low is 4.55%.
L Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.43%, with a current price of 45. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 46.90%. 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 -18.37%, with performance for the month coming to -17.91%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -7.88%, and for the half year the performance is -37.47%. Volatility for this week is 4.13% and for the month this is 3.22%.
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