Analyst Ratings for L Brands Inc. (LB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to L Brands Inc. (NYSE:LB) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, LB was issued an average rating of Hold.

30 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 9 gave LB a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 18 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LB. The most optimistic price target was 71, implying potential capital gains of 55.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, which equates to a potential downside of -29.69 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.3 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.57 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.31 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.25 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

LB has an estimated earnings growth rate of -15.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LB has a PEG ratio of -0.78.

LB has traded between a high of 79.67 and a low of 43.04 over the past year. Currently the stock is 5.75 percent higher than its low, and 42.87 percent lower than its 52-week high. LB has a P/E ratio of 12. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LB value stock report compares LB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.19 billion. LB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.