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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 11589.26. Since its IPO date on the 5/19/1998, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., LLL performance year to date is 27.01%. Today L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., LLL has gained 0.48%, with a current price of 150.84.

Ownership of the company is 0.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -0.70%, 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 0.62. While Total debt/equity is 0.74. With a profit margin of -0.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 9.10%, and operating margin of 6.00%. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, 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 33.74%. The 52-week high is -2.37%, and the 52-week low is 51.66%. The average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., LLL is 91842.

With a target price of 159.22, 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 34.69 and a forward P/E of 17.26. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.97. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.15 and 2.58 respectively. For P/cash, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a value of 32.92, while it is 23.65 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 150.84, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.87%. We see a return on equity of -2.00%.

Looking more long-term L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.68%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.13% 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.

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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