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Is L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.(NYSE: LLL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/19/1998. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is 484.36, and so far today it has a volume of 654700. Performance year to date since the 5/19/1998 is 29.67%.

To help you determine whether L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.05 and forward P/E is 17.86. PEG perhaps more useful shows that L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.23. P/S ratio is 1.18 and the P/B ratio is 2.63. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 33.48 and 24.05 respectively.

At the current price L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is trading at, 152.54 (1.39% today), L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.76, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.48% after growing -51.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 34.50%, and 4.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 77.25, and the number of shares float is 76.63. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 82.10%. The float short is 1.38%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.18. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.70%, and also a return on investment of 5.60%.

The ability for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.62 and total debt/equity is 0.74. In terms of margins, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a gross margin of 10.10%, with its operating margin at 6.00%, and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a profit margin of -0.90%.

The 52 week high is -1.00%, with 46.36% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.21% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.23%.

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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