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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 697.46, and so far today it has a volume of 698300. Performance year to date since the 5/19/1998 is 26.09%.

To help you determine whether L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.44 and forward P/E is 17.12. PEG perhaps more useful shows that L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.79. P/S ratio is 1.15 and the P/B ratio is 2.65. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.71 and 16.61 respectively.

At the current price L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is trading at, 149.03 (-0.46% today), L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.88%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.33, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.06% after growing -51.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 72.20%, and -5.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 77.8, and the number of shares float is 76.34. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.90%, and institutional ownership is at 83.70%. The float short is 2.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.31. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.90%, 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 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.72 and total debt/equity is 0.83. In terms of margins, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a gross margin of 9.10%, with its operating margin at 5.20%, and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a profit margin of -1.20%.

The 52 week high is -1.15%, with 49.84% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.15% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.76%.

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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