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Is Loews Corporation(NYSE: L), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/10/1987. Loews Corporation is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Loews Corporation, is 768.95, and so far today it has a volume of 758800. Performance year to date since the 7/10/1987 is 8.10%.

To help you determine whether Loews Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 1251.82 and forward P/E is 12.86. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Loews Corporation has a value for PEG of 223.14. P/S ratio is 1.07 and the P/B ratio is 0.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 40.31 and 7.61 respectively.

At the current price Loews Corporation is trading at, 41.31 (-1.31% today), Loews Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.61%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 755.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.03, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 28.52% after growing -71.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -141.80%, and -4.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 339.55, and the number of shares float is 277.14. The senior management bring insider ownership to 16.39%, and institutional ownership is at 61.50%. The float short is 1.33%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.81. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.00%, and also a return on investment of 2.90%.

The ability for Loews Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.6 and total debt/equity is 0.62. In terms of margins, Loews Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 2.20%, and Loews Corporation has a profit margin of 0.10%.

The 52 week high is -1.81%, with 22.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.04% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.78%.

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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