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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT

Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Communication Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT  has a market cap of 20026.34. Since its IPO date on the 3/31/1998, Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT performance year to date is 3.26%. Today Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT has gained -0.32%, with a current price of 55.95.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 15.10%, with return on investment at 19.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.05. While Total debt/equity is 1.13. With a profit margin of 41.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 48.70%, and operating margin of 12.00%. Level 3 Communications, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT has seen a EPS growth of 688.10%. A performance for the year of 7.45%. The 52-week high is -2.85%, and the 52-week low is 36.93%. The average volume for Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT is 1453166.

With a target price of 62, can Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT. Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a P/E of 6.01 and a forward P/E of 25.64. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.6. Level 3 Communications, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.43 and 1.94 respectively. For P/cash, Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a value of 19.95, while it is 25.41 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 55.95, Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 40.30%.

Looking more long-term Level 3 Communications, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 27.19% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 688.10% for this year and for the last five years a 30.00% 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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