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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., LLLĀ  has a market cap of 11639.73. Since its IPO date on the 5/19/1998, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., LLL performance year to date is 26.63%. Today L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., LLL has gained -0.85%, with a current price of 147.7.

Ownership of the company is 0.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.10%. 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 10.10%, 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 40.23%. The 52-week high is -3.95%, and the 52-week low is 49.21%. The average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., LLL is 386270.

With a target price of 163.22, 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 31.29 and a forward P/E of 17.42. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.15. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.17 and 2.56 respectively. For P/cash, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a value of 33.07, while it is 23.75 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 147.7, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.88%. 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 9.93%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.70% 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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