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.

LB was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 71, implying a possible profit of 55.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying a possible loss of -29.69 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.25 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

The growth rate of LB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -15.37 percent. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. LB has a PEG ratio of -0.78.

In the last 52-weeks, LB has achieved a high of 79.67 and a low of 43.04. Today's price is 5.75 percent above the 52-week low, and 42.87 percent below the 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 market cap of LB is $13.19 billion. LB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.