L Brands Inc. [NYSE:LB] shares were trading 0.42% to $33.13 on Wednesday. Comparativley, The S&P 500 is trading at 0.55%. For the year, the stock is trading 82.06% and the five-day change stands at 3.71%.
LB’s next earning date is 11/19/2020. Currently, the company is booking earnings per share of -2.86 with the price-to-cash-flow at 11.89.
The company is also reporting -2.86 earnings per share.
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Holding a Market Cap of $9.19 billion, L Brands Inc. has seen a trading range over the last year of $8.00-$33.57.
For the last five days, LB is up from its last closing price. The average shares trading hands each day is 5.83M, with average 10-day volume coming in at 4.14 million.
Using a Force Index Indicator is a good way to look at how strong actual buying and selling pressure is for LB. When we apply the Elder Force Index to L Brands Inc., we are seeing an Elder Force Indicator number of 226725.66.
The recent performance of the stock is another area that can tell traders how to proceed. LB is presenting an interesting case. This can be seen in the Forward P/E ratio, which currently stands at 15.56. Moreover, the company’s enterprise value has gone from $14.86B to $10.87B quarter-over-quarter. Obviously, the company is heading in the wrong direction, but there are still opportunities for growth in the sector.
In the last quarter, LB made a profit of 711.0 million. L Brands Inc. also saw quarter revenue growth year over year of -2.44%. In addition, the company has operating cash flow of $1.36 billion.
Looking at popular technical indicators, the company’s 5-day moving average is 32.96 compared to the 50-day moving average of 30.32. So, we are clearly seeing an upward trajectory here.
The Relative Strength Index or RSI is an indicator ranging between 0 and 100 that traders use to determine if a stock is “overbought” or “oversold.” A strong uptrend tending to reach into the “overbought” status is above 70, while a downward trend will stay around the 30 mark. LB currently holds a 9-day RSI of 64.85%, while 100-day RSI stands at 58.12%.
Another indicator we believe is worth keeping tabs on is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD. Similar to the concept of the Force Index — on the basis of price momentum — the MACD gives traders a tool to measure the turning point of a stock even during rapid fluctuations in price. Buy and sell signals are determined by a stock’s relation to the zero line, so if a stock is above a zero line for many weeks it might be a “buy.” On the other hand, if a stock is below the zero line consistently, it might be one to stay away from. Also, if the MACD line reaches a peak and dips, its momentum may be waning. LB’s 9-day MACD is 0.40 and the company’s 100-day MACD stands at 9.92.
Another area that is important to analyze is insider moves and majority shareholders. While this is not always an error-free way to tell what the future holds for a stock, you can maybe gather important information from reading the tea leaves about who is buying and selling.
The major holders for this stock are 17.58% by insiders and 81.08% by institutions. Regarding institutional holdings, Melvin Capital Management LP owns 9.97%, while the second top holder, Lone Pine Capital, LLC, currently owns 9.45%.
Over the last six months, insiders have sold 28,373 with the most recent transaction from Bersani James L., President – Real Estate, with a sell at price 30.00 per share.
Overall, the recommended rating for LB is Moderate Buy. Currently, the company has 23 analysts watching the stock, and the average quarterly earnings estimate is 0.03. Quarterly revenue estimates are averaging 2.63B with the high estimate reaching 3.09B and the low at 2.38B.
To review, the current 1-year target estimate is sitting at 31.17, while the current price 33.13. Based on this, we expect some pullback on the stock over time given our above analysis.