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.

Several price targets were given for LB by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 71, implying a possible profit of 55.99 percent. The minimum price target given was 32, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes -9.57 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.31 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.25 percent in FY estimates.

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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LB to grow at a rate of -15.37 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LB hit 79.67 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.04. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.75 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.