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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 41.36 (-0.93% today). The market cap for Loews Corporation is 14265.56, 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 1265.15, and a forward P/E of 12.99. Average volume for Loews Corporation is 782.76 and so far today it is 102608.

Performance in the last year for Loews Corporation has been 15.73%. For EPS growth, Loews Corporation has seen a growth of -71.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 28.52%. 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 -4.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -141.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.52%.

Since the IPO date for Loews Corporation on the 7/10/1987, Loews Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 9.25%. With Loews Corporation trading at 41.36, the dividend yield is 0.60%, and the EPS is 0.03.

So could Loews Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 1265.15. The PEG is 225.52, P/S is 1.09 and the P/B is at 0.79. The P/cash is 40.99, with P/free cash flow at 7.74.

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 0.6, and total debt/equity at 0.62.

In terms of margins, Loews Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 2.20% and a profit margin of 0.10%.Payout ratio for Loews Corporation is 755.50%. Return on assets come to 0.00% with return on investment coming to 2.90%.

Insider ownership for Loews Corporation, is at 16.39% and institutional ownership comes to 61.60%. Outstanding shares are at 341.69. While shares float is 277.14. The float short is currently 1.33%, and short ratio is 4.73.

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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