NYSE:LB - L Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $27.64 +0.14 (+0.51 %) (As of 02/20/2019 02:04 PM ET)Previous Close$27.50Today's Range$27.35 - $27.815052-Week Range$23.71 - $50.42Volume1.77 million shsAverage Volume3.07 million shsMarket Capitalization$7.60 billionP/E Ratio8.64Dividend Yield8.78%Beta0.62 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 Webwww.lb.com Phone614-415-7000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.37 Quick Ratio0.45Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.64 Forward P/E Ratio10.05 P/E Growth0.92 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$12.63 billion Price / Sales0.60 Cash Flow$5.1664 per share Price / Cash Flow5.35 Book Value($2.66) per share Price / Book-10.39Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.20 Net Income$983 million Net Margins5.81% Return on Equity-76.28% Return on Assets10.11%Miscellaneous Employees93,200 Outstanding Shares275,130,000Market Cap$7.60 billion 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. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 21st. View L Brands' Dividend History. How will L Brands' stock buyback program work? L Brands announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 8th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $226,900,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were L Brands' earnings last quarter? L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. The specialty retailer earned $2.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.92 billion. L Brands had a net margin of 5.81% and a negative return on equity of 76.28%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last 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, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for L Brands. What guidance has L Brands issued on next quarter's earnings? L Brands updated its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.90-2.10 for the period. What price target have analysts set for LB? 29 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for L Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect L Brands' share price to reach $36.5607 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 32.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for L Brands. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for L Brands? 29 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for L Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 18 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 dropped 1% during the month of January. L Brands shares climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report. Has L Brands been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about LB stock have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. L Brands earned a news impact score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting L Brands? L Brands saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,105,968 shares, a drop of 19.5% from the December 31st total of 15,029,475 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,409,674 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Currently, 5.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View L Brands' Current Options Chain. 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). 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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.79%), American International Group Inc. (4.44%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.71%), Makaira Partners LLC (1.35%), SRS Investment Management LLC (1.14%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.08%). 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 major 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., Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Douglas Lane & Associates LLC. 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 major investors are buying L Brands stock? LB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American International Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, SRS Investment Management LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. 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 $27.64. How big of a company is L Brands? L Brands has a market capitalization of $7.60 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 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: 760 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,047 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,807MarketBeat'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. 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