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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 1814.75, and so far today it has a volume of 1435200. Performance year to date since the 3/31/1998 is -2.61%.

To help you determine whether Level 3 Communications, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 5.67 and forward P/E is 24.26. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.57. P/S ratio is 2.3 and the P/B ratio is 1.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 18.81 and 23.97 respectively.

At the current price Level 3 Communications, Inc. is trading at, 52.94 (0.40% 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 9.34, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 26.64% after growing 688.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -1.00%, and -0.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 356.79, and the number of shares float is 355.32. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 88.40%. The float short is 1.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.17. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.10%, 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 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.05 and total debt/equity is 1.13. In terms of margins, Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a gross margin of 48.70%, with its operating margin at 12.00%, and Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a profit margin of 41.80%.

The 52 week high is -5.65%, with 29.56% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.89% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.07%.

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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