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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL)?

The company in question is, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL) currently with a stock price of 148.05 (-0.60% today). The market cap for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 11747.69, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 164.3. Currently L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is trading with a P/E of 31.29, and a forward P/E of 17.48. Average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 542.68 and so far today it is 8456.

Performance in the last year for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has been 44.06%. For EPS growth, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen a growth of -51.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -13.10% over the last five years and could be 9.93% for the next five years. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 34.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.03%.

Since the IPO date for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. on the 5/19/1998, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 26.62%. With L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. trading at 148.05, the dividend yield is 1.88%, and the EPS is 4.76.

So could L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.29. The PEG is 3.15, P/S is 1.18 and the P/B is at 2.56. The P/cash is 33.37, with P/free cash flow at 23.97.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.62, and total debt/equity at 0.74.

In terms of margins, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a gross margin of 10.10%, an operating margin of 6.00% and a profit margin of -0.90%.Payout ratio for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -0.70% with return on investment coming to 5.60%.

Insider ownership for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 82.10%. Outstanding shares are at 78.87. While shares float is 76.63. The float short is currently 1.39%, and short ratio is 1.96.

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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