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Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ: LVNTA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ: LVNTA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14716.64. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Liberty Ventures is 38.58 (with a change from open of -0.57%), this in conjunction with a target price of 45.1. Volume today has so far reached 545290, with an average volume of about 903.11. The GAP for this stock, is 0.52%.

The P/E ratio is 16.79, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 38.41. The current EPS for Liberty Ventures, is 2.3, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 402.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -14.43%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Liberty Ventures, EPS is looking like it will grow -38.34% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . Quarter over quarter is 91.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -45.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 35.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been .

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 2.60% and institutional ownership is 90.60%. Shares outstanding is 381.26, while shares float is at a value of . Float short for Liberty Ventures is and the short ratio is 3.78.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 1. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.2, and the quick ratio is 0.1. The most recent gross margin is 38.60% and their operating margin is -10.30%. The profit margin is 57.50%.

Liberty Ventures has seen returns on assets of 5.50%, and on investment, -2.40%. Return on equity is 20.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 25.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 3 and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 432.84.

The simple moving averages are -1.31% and -0.67% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.00% and the 52 week low is 19.26%.

Liberty Ventures has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 38.58. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Catalog & Mail Order Houses, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Liberty Ventures is based in USA.

Performance in the Catalog & Mail Order Houses industry means that Liberty Ventures has seen performance for the past week of -2.55%, with performance for the month coming to -0.64%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.27%, and for the half year the performance is -9.09%. Volatility for this week is 2.50% and for the month this is 1.79%.

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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