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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Aerospace/Defense Products & Services in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL  has a market cap of 12263.69. Since its IPO date on the 5/19/1998, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL performance year to date is 35.46%. Today L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL has gained -0.30%, with a current price of 158.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 59.60%. Return of assets are at 3.00%, with return on investment at 5.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.61. While Total debt/equity is 0.73. With a profit margin of 3.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 9.60%, and operating margin of 10.70%. L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL has seen a EPS growth of -51.50%. A performance for the year of 32.25%. The 52-week high is -0.45%, and the 52-week low is 52.44%. The average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL is 45890.

With a target price of 167.5, can L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LLL. L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. has a P/E of 15.29 and a forward P/E of 19. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.61. L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.27 and 2.68 respectively. For P/cash, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. has a value of 29.84, while it is 70.48 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 158.15, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.77%. We see a return on equity of 8.00%.

Looking more long-term L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.51%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.86% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -51.50% for this year and for the last five years a -13.10% growth has been seen.

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