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L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11400.4. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 147.83 (with a change from open of 0.63%), this in conjunction with a target price of 164.3. Volume today has so far reached 81457, with an average volume of about 531.06. The GAP for this stock, is 0.08%.

The P/E ratio is 30.84, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.18. The current EPS for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is 4.76, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -51.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 24.77%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.48% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.93%. Quarter over quarter is 34.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -13.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.80% and institutional ownership is 82.10%. Shares outstanding is 77.67, while shares float is at a value of 76.63. Float short for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is 1.34% and the short ratio is 1.93.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.62, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.74. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 10.10% and their operating margin is 6.00%. The profit margin is -0.90%.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen returns on assets of -0.70%, and on investment, 5.60%. Return on equity is -2.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.1. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.14, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.53 and Price/cash is 32.39, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.27.

The simple moving averages are -0.57% and 13.41% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.86% and the 52 week low is 49.31%.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.91%, with a current price of 147.83. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense Products & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry means that L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.16%, with performance for the month coming to -1.75%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.63%, and for the half year the performance is 38.72%. Volatility for this week is 1.50% and for the month this is 1.22%.

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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