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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)?

The company in question is, Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) currently with a stock price of 41.19 (-0.24% today). The market cap for Loews Corporation is 13923.4, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for Loews Corporation is 42. Currently Loews Corporation is trading with a P/E of 60.37, and a forward P/E of 12.86. Average volume for Loews Corporation is 869.53 and so far today it is 203335.

Performance in the last year for Loews Corporation has been 10.09%. For EPS growth, Loews Corporation has seen a growth of -71.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 29.59%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -25.50% over the last five years and could be 5.61% for the next five years. Loews Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 2.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.08%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.00%.

Since the IPO date for Loews Corporation on the 7/10/1987, Loews Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 7.88%. With Loews Corporation trading at 41.19, the dividend yield is 0.61%, and the EPS is 0.68.

So could Loews Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 60.37. The PEG is 10.76, P/S is 1.05 and the P/B is at 0.79. The P/cash is 45.21, with P/free cash flow at 6.41.

Loews Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.59.

In terms of margins, Loews Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 6.50% and a profit margin of 1.90%.Payout ratio for Loews Corporation is 36.50%. Return on assets come to 0.30% with return on investment coming to 2.90%.

Insider ownership for Loews Corporation, is at 16.39% and institutional ownership comes to 60.40%. Outstanding shares are at 337.21. While shares float is 279.05. The float short is currently 1.44%, and short ratio is 4.62.

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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