L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) went up by 0.81% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $47.77. The company’s stock price has collected 16.97% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 01/07/21 that U.S. stock indexes close at records on prospects for Biden presidency
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for LB is at 1.74. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 9 analysts out of 26 who provided ratings for L Brands Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 15 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $47.52, which is -$1.64 below the current price. LB currently public float of 224.88M and currently shorts hold a 3.94% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LB was 3.94M shares.
LB’s Market Performance
LB stocks went up by 16.97% for the week, with a monthly jump of 15.29% and a quarterly performance of 47.55%, while its annual performance rate touched 134.22%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.23% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.17% for L Brands Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 17.72% for LB stocks with a simple moving average of 86.02% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of LB
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LB stocks, with Telsey Advisory Group repeating the rating for LB by listing it as a “Market Perform.” The predicted price for LB in the upcoming period, according to Telsey Advisory Group is $50 based on the research report published on January 08th of the current year 2021.
Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LB reach a price target of $33, previously predicting the price at $20. The rating they have provided for LB stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on November 19th, 2020.
B. Riley Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to LB, setting the target price at $38 in the report published on October 14th of the previous year.
LB Trading at 24.33% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought LB to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -1.00% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 4.17%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.23%, as shares surge +19.60% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +43.87% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, LB rose by +16.97%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +275.62% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $40.56. In addition, L Brands Inc. saw 27.16% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LB starting from Bersani James L., who sale 18,900 shares at the price of $39.65 back on Nov 20. After this action, Bersani James L. now owns 195,066 shares of L Brands Inc., valued at $749,385 using the latest closing price.
Bersani James L., the President – Real Estate of L Brands Inc., sale 28,373 shares at $30.00 during a trade that took place back on Sep 01, which means that Bersani James L. is holding 213,966 shares at $851,227 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for LB
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +9.49 for the present operating margin
- +36.38 for the gross margin
The net margin for L Brands Inc. stands at -2.83. The total capital return value is set at 19.57, while invested capital returns managed to touch -6.15. Equity return is now at value 12.10, with -2.00 for asset returns.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.65. The receivables turnover for the company is 38.38 and the total asset turnover is 1.42. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.37.