NYSE:LB - L Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$31.59 +0.31 (+0.99 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 10:43 AM ET)
Previous Close$31.28
Today's Range$30.96 - $31.65
52-Week Range$25.89 - $63.10
Volume54,804 shs
Average Volume5.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.33 billion
P/E Ratio9.81
Dividend Yield7.60%
L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, home fragrance products, and accessories. The company operates in three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International. Its products include loungewear, bras, panties, athletic attire, shower gels and lotions, aromatherapy, body care, soaps and sanitizers, handbags, jewelry, and personal care accessories. The company offers its products under the Victoria's Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bendel, C.O. Bigelow, White Barn, and other brand names. L Brands, Inc. sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores, which are primarily mall-based; through its Websites comprising VictoriasSecret.com, BathandBodyWorks.com, HenriBendel.com, and LaSenza.com; and through franchises, licenses, and wholesale partners. As of September 13, 2018, the company operated 3,084 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Greater China, as well as sold its brands through approximately 800 franchised locations and online worldwide. The company was formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc. and changed its name to L Brands, Inc. in March 2013. L Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Womens' clothing stores


Debt-to-Equity Ratio-5.09
Current Ratio1.46
Quick Ratio0.75


Trailing P/E Ratio9.81
Forward P/E Ratio12.59
P/E Growth1.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.63 billion
Price / Sales0.69
Cash Flow$5.3361 per share
Price / Cash5.92
Book Value($2.66) per share
Price / Book-11.88


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.20
Net Income$983 million
Net Margins6.87%
Return on Equity-84.14%
Return on Assets10.64%


Outstanding Shares275,060,000
Market Cap$8.33 billion

L Brands (NYSE:LB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is L Brands' stock symbol?

L Brands trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LB."

How often does L Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for L Brands?

L Brands announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Friday, September 7th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 23rd. View L Brands' Dividend History.

How will L Brands' stock buyback program work?

L Brands announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, March 8th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $226,900,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were L Brands' earnings last quarter?

L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.02. The specialty retailer had revenue of $2.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.92 billion. L Brands had a negative return on equity of 84.14% and a net margin of 6.87%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 EPS. View L Brands' Earnings History.

When is L Brands' next earnings date?

L Brands is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 21st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for L Brands.

What guidance has L Brands issued on next quarter's earnings?

L Brands issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.45-2.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.77. L Brands also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.00-0.05 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LB?

31 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for L Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect L Brands' share price to reach $37.7567 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for L Brands.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for L Brands?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for L Brands in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 19 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for L Brands.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about L Brands stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about L Brands stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of L Brands have declined and underperformed the industry in the past six months. Apart from stiff competition and heavy discounts, the company has been reeling under consumers’ changing preferences that continues to impact its Victoria’s Secret lingerie brand in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 as well. Moreover, softness in the Pink brand has added to woes. Shrinking gross margin also raises concern. These compelled management to trim fiscal 2018 view for the second time. As a result, estimates have been moving down. However, L Brands’ third straight quarter of positive earnings surprise came as a sign of some relief. Meanwhile, revenues came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Additionally, recent comps scenario suggests an improvement in the third quarter and fiscal 2018. Further, L Brands’ focus on international markets is likely to provide growth opportunities and generate increased sales volumes." (8/31/2018)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We remain NEUTRAL rated. In June, total company comp sales increased 3% (stores -2%), roughly ~in line with our +LSD expectations but decelerating from May. The LB total comp increase of 3% (stores -2%) included a 1% decline at Victoria’s Secret (stores -6%) and a 10% increase at Bath & Body Works (stores +7%). For the total company, June sales increased 6% to $1.28bn." (7/12/2018)

How were L Brands' same store sales last quarter?

L Brands same store sales rose 5% in the month of September. L Brands stock climbed by 5.9% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Are investors shorting L Brands?

L Brands saw a decrease in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 19,929,210 shares, a decrease of 8.4% from the August 31st total of 21,750,834 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,427,810 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days. Approximately 8.7% of the company's stock are short sold. View L Brands' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of L Brands' key competitors?

Who are L Brands' key executives?

L Brands' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Leslie H. Wexner, Founder, Exec. Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 81)
  • Mr. Stuart B. Burgdoerfer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Charles C. McGuigan, Chief Operating Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Martin P. Waters, CEO & Pres of L Brands International (Age 52)
  • Mr. Nicholas P.M. Coe, CEO and Pres of Bath & Body Works (Age 55)

Who are L Brands' major shareholders?

L Brands' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.59%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.24%), Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC (0.08%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), Andra AP fonden (0.08%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.06%). Company insiders that own L Brands stock include Allan R Tessler, David T Kollat, Donna James, Nicholas Coe and Stuart B Burgdoerfer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for L Brands.

Which institutional investors are selling L Brands stock?

LB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Stokes & Hubbell Capital Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Andra AP fonden and Hennessy Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold L Brands company stock in the last year include Donna James and Stuart B Burgdoerfer. View Insider Buying and Selling for L Brands.

Which institutional investors are buying L Brands stock?

LB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Midas Management Corp. Company insiders that have bought L Brands stock in the last two years include Allan R Tessler and David T Kollat. View Insider Buying and Selling for L Brands.

How do I buy shares of L Brands?

Shares of LB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is L Brands' stock price today?

One share of LB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.28.

How big of a company is L Brands?

L Brands has a market capitalization of $8.33 billion and generates $12.63 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $983 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.20 on an earnings per share basis. L Brands employs 25,200 workers across the globe.

What is L Brands' official website?

The official website for L Brands is http://www.lb.com.

How can I contact L Brands?

L Brands' mailing address is THREE LIMITED PARKWAY P.O. BOX 16000, COLUMBUS OH, 43230. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 614-415-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for L Brands (NYSE LB)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  718 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,001 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,719
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This page was last updated on 10/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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