NYSE:LB - L Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $27.83 -0.35 (-1.24 %) (As of 03/20/2019 03:15 PM ET)Previous Close$28.18Today's Range$27.42 - $28.2752-Week Range$23.71 - $40.48Volume149,453 shsAverage Volume5.31 million shsMarket Capitalization$7.66 billionP/E Ratio9.87Dividend Yield4.37%Beta0.55 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive LB News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LB and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Womens' clothing stores Sub-IndustryN/A SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:LB Previous SymbolNYSE:LTD CUSIPN/A CIK701985 Webwww.lb.com Phone614-415-7000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.37 Quick Ratio0.45Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.87 Forward P/E Ratio11.79 P/E Growth1.06 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$13.24 billion Price / Sales0.58 Cash Flow$5.1825 per share Price / Cash Flow5.37 Book Value($2.66) per share Price / Book-10.46Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.82 Net Income$643.88 million Net Margins4.86% Return on Equity-69.36% Return on Assets10.17%Miscellaneous Employees93,200 Outstanding Shares275,130,000Market Cap$7.66 billion Next Earnings Date5/22/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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, February 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, March 8th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 21st. View L Brands' Dividend History. How will L Brands' stock buyback program work? L Brands declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 8th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $226,900,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were L Brands' earnings last quarter? L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 27th. The specialty retailer reported $2.14 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.07 by $0.07. The specialty retailer had revenue of $4.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.90 billion. L Brands had a negative return on equity of 69.36% and a net margin of 4.86%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.11 earnings per share. 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, May 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for L Brands. How can I listen to L Brands' earnings call? L Brands will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What guidance has L Brands issued on next quarter's earnings? L Brands issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.20-2.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.70. L Brands also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.20-2.60 EPS. What price target have analysts set for LB? 27 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for L Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate L Brands' share price to reach $33.7192 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 21.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for L Brands. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for L Brands? 27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for L Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 16 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for L Brands. How were L Brands' same store sales last quarter? L Brands same store sales decreased by 1% during the month of January. L Brands shares rose by 0% in the first day of trading following the news. Has L Brands been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about LB stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. L Brands earned a news impact score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of L Brands' key competitors? Some companies that are related to L Brands include ASOS PLC/ADR (ASOMY), Chico's FAS (CHS), Cato (CATO), RTW Retailwinds (RTW), New York & Company, Inc. (NWY), Destination Maternity (DEST), Christopher & Banks (CBK) and Cache (CACH). What other stocks do shareholders of L Brands own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other L Brands investors own include AT&T (T), General Electric (GE), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Starbucks (SBUX), Ford Motor (F), CVS Health (CVS), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), Caterpillar (CAT) and Walmart (WMT). Who are L Brands' key executives? L Brands' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Leslie H. Wexner, Founder, Exec. Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 82)Mr. Stuart B. Burgdoerfer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)Mr. Charles C. McGuigan, Chief Operating Officer (Age 62)Mr. Martin P. Waters, CEO & Pres of L Brands International (Age 53)Mr. Nicholas P.M. Coe, CEO and Pres of Bath & Body Works (Age 56) Who are L Brands' major shareholders? L Brands' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.79%), American International Group Inc. (4.44%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.71%), FMR LLC (1.54%), Makaira Partners LLC (1.35%) and SRS Investment Management LLC (1.14%). Company insiders that own L Brands stock include Allan R Tessler, David T Kollat, Donna James, Nicholas Coe, Raymond Zimmerman 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 Fosun International Ltd, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Van ECK Associates Corp, Millennium Management LLC, Tyvor Capital LLC, TB Alternative Assets Ltd., FMR LLC and Standard Life Aberdeen plc. Company insiders that have sold L Brands company stock in the last year include Donna James, Raymond Zimmerman and Stuart B Burgdoerfer. View Insider Buying and Selling for L Brands. Which institutional investors are buying L Brands stock? LB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American International Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Norges Bank, SRS Investment Management LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 $27.8250. How big of a company is L Brands? L Brands has a market capitalization of $7.66 billion and generates $13.24 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $643.88 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.82 on an earnings per share basis. L Brands employs 93,200 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 771 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,057 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,828MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about L Brands and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies engage in swaps?