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Is Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NYSE: LVLT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/31/1998. Level 3 Communications, Inc. is in the Diversified Communication Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Level 3 Communications, Inc., is 2135.83, and so far today it has a volume of 479748. Performance year to date since the 3/31/1998 is -10.89%.

To help you determine whether Level 3 Communications, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 4.95 and forward P/E is 23.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.49. P/S ratio is 2.14 and the P/B ratio is 1.65. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.6 and 18.48 respectively.

At the current price Level 3 Communications, Inc. is trading at, 48.02 (-0.87% today), Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 25.95% after growing 688.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is *TBA, and -0.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 362.49, and the number of shares float is 357.83. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 88.80%. The float short is 1.17%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.96. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.20%, and also a return on investment of 19.50%.

The ability for Level 3 Communications, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.04 and total debt/equity is 1.04. In terms of margins, Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a gross margin of 49.20%, with its operating margin at 13.80%, and Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a profit margin of 43.70%.

The 52 week high is -16.62%, with 17.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.38% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.35%.

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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