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 maximum price target given was 71, implying potential capital gains of 55.99 percent. The lowest price target was 32, implying potential capital losses of -29.69 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.3 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.25 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 below the high by 42.87 percent. 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 market cap of LB is $13.19 billion. LB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.