Neither buy nor sell rating on stock: L Brands, Inc. (LB)

L Brands, Inc. (LB) belongs to Services sector USA industry. The company’s Market capitalization is $6275.34 with the total Outstanding Shares of 278.78 million. On 14-05-2019 (Tuesday), shares were closed at $22.51 a share in the latest session and the stock value gain almost 0.36% since the beginning of this year. The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 0.47. The price to sales ratio is the ratio of the market value of equity to the sales. This ratio is internally not steady, since the market value of equity is divided by the total revenues of the firm.

Measure Investors’ Interest before Making Any Investment Decision (RVOL Analysis):

The stock exchanged hands with a volume of 4.74 million shares compared to its standard daily volume. The stock has relative volume of 1.05. Relative Volume (or RVOL) is a volume indicator, meaning it helps measure investor interest in a stock. RVOL compares a stock’s current volume to its prior volume over a specific period.

It’s expressed as a ratio. For example, if a stock has an RVOL of 5, it’s trading at 5-times its normal volume. Higher Relative Volume obviously indicates more traders are trading it.

Few Important Technical Indicators:

L Brands, Inc. (LB) stock is currently trading -21.97% away from its average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of -14.46% from its 50 Days Moving Average and -10.56% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. The stock, as of last close, traded 1.65% away to its 52 week low and was at a distance of -40.98% from its 52 week high. L Brands, Inc. (LB)’s value Change from Open was at 0.09% with a Gap of 0.27%.

For the trailing twelve months, this company is paying dividend with the payout ratio of 5.33% to its shareholders.

Is the Stock Volatile?

ATR value of company was 0.88. Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 29.33. The stock volatility for week was 3.72% while for month was 3.20%.Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was observed as 0.50.

How Earnings Impact Valuation:

EPS growth estimate for this year is set at -25.70%.The earnings per share (EPS) formula is stated as earnings available to common shareholders divided by number of common stock shares outstanding. EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to investors.

What to Expect From L Brands, Inc. (LB) in Coming 5 Years?

EPS in next five years is expected to touch 13.00% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -5.40% along with sales growth of 4.20% in the last five years. EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 6.92%. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 9.77 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 8.83. The price to earnings growth is 0.75.

What Do Analysts Recommend?

Through consensus rating, the different financial institute can analyses the value or rank of stock very well because a particular share of the company is under review by many analysts. Consensus rating is based on 1- 5 numerical scale for rating, if the scale stands at 1.0 its means a strong signal for buy. If the scale shows 2.0, it is also a signal for purchase. If the scale shows 3.0, it is signed to hold the trade. However, when it moves towards 4.0, it will be a sell signal. When the rating shows 5.0, then It will be a strong sell signal. Through these ratings, investors can analyze the market and invest in a better way to earn a profit. 2.70 is the suggested rating on the share by analysts.

Profitability ratios:

Looking into the profitability ratios of LB stock, an investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at -60.20%. Buy return on Asset ratio we can calculate how profitable a company is by comparing its assets 8.20% and ROI is used to show investment’s profitability. BY ROI we can easily calculate the return amount on a specific investment. 20.60% will be the ROI of the company. Therefore, Analysts reflects the investment a net gain, if the return exceeds cost to show a positive result. If the result of return exceed value is negative, then the analysts consider the investment as a net loss.


Kenneth Wysocki covers the Services Sector of He has over 5 years experience writing services and business news. He is a graduate of the University of Florida graduating with an MBA. He focuses on adding value to shareholders' portfolios via thoroughly checked proprietary information and data sources. He has a very strong interest in stock trading, and other various investments. He presently lives in Fort Myers, FL with his wife Heidi.

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