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Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16222.19. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Level 3 Communications, Inc. is 45.12 (with a change from open of 1.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 60.85. Volume today has so far reached 1383677, with an average volume of about 2802.95. The GAP for this stock, is -1.66%.

The P/E ratio is 4.62, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.83. The current EPS for Level 3 Communications, Inc., is 9.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 688.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -16.80%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Level 3 Communications, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 24.74% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.00%. Quarter over quarter is *TBA for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 30.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 18.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 87.80%. Shares outstanding is 358.66, while shares float is at a value of 357.82. Float short for Level 3 Communications, Inc. is 1.29% and the short ratio is 1.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.04, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.04. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 49.20% and their operating margin is 13.80%. The profit margin is 43.70%.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 15.20%, and on investment, 19.50%. Return on equity is 38.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.46. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.97, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.54 and Price/cash is 12.57, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 17.08.

The simple moving averages are -6.78% and -10.87% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.65% and the 52 week low is 8.12%.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 45.12. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Diversified Communication Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Level 3 Communications, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Diversified Communication Services industry means that Level 3 Communications, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.85%, with performance for the month coming to -6.67%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -20.02%, and for the half year the performance is -0.33%. Volatility for this week is 1.42% and for the month this is 1.90%.

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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