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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: L Brands, Inc., LB

L Brands, Inc., LB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Apparel Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, L Brands, Inc., LB  has a market cap of 20807.44. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, L Brands, Inc., LB performance year to date is -21.19%. Today L Brands, Inc., LB has gained 1.01%, with a current price of 73.25.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 52.60%. Return of assets are at 15.00%, with return on investment at 27.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, L Brands, Inc., LB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 9.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 42.40%, and operating margin of 17.50%. L Brands, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year L Brands, Inc., LB has seen a EPS growth of 20.70%. A performance for the year of -8.17%. The 52-week high is -24.14%, and the 52-week low is 23.17%. The average volume for L Brands, Inc., LB is 1444970.

With a target price of 69.96, can L Brands, Inc., LB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of L Brands, Inc., LB. L Brands, Inc. has a P/E of 18.62 and a forward P/E of 18.11. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.68. L Brands, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.7 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, L Brands, Inc. has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 73.25, L Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.31%. We see a return on equity of -174.10%.

Looking more long-term L Brands, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.78% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.70% for this year and for the last five years a 11.80% 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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