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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 148.54 (-0.34% today). The market cap for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 11513.33, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 166.64. Currently L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is trading with a P/E of 31.21, and a forward P/E of 17.35. Average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 482.51 and so far today it is 424200.

Performance in the last year for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has been 37.51%. 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 8.63%. 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 -0.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.37%.

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 26.27%. With L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. trading at 148.54, the dividend yield is 1.89%, and the EPS is 4.76.

So could L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.21. The PEG is 3.14, P/S is 1.15 and the P/B is at 2.56. The P/cash is 32.71, with P/free cash flow at 23.5.

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 77.51. While shares float is 76.5. The float short is currently 1.57%, and short ratio is 2.49.

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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