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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 18531.41. Since its IPO date on the 3/31/1998, Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT performance year to date is -4.45%. Today Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT has gained -2.18%, with a current price of 50.81.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.40%. 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 -0.93%. The 52-week high is -9.45%, and the 52-week low is 24.34%. The average volume for Level 3 Communications, Inc., LVLT is 1363995.

With a target price of 62.46, 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 5.56 and a forward P/E of 23.8. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.56. Level 3 Communications, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.25 and 1.79 respectively. For P/cash, Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a value of 18.46, while it is 23.52 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.81, 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 26.64% 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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