NYSE:LB - L Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $31.47 -0.21 (-0.66 %) (As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$31.68Today's Range$31.47 - $32.4252-Week Range$25.89 - $63.10Volume4.08 million shsAverage Volume5.12 million shsMarket Capitalization$8.75 billionP/E Ratio9.83Dividend Yield7.50%Beta0.32 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 Phone614-415-7000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.37 Quick Ratio0.45 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.83 Forward P/E Ratio11.79 P/E Growth1.04 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$12.63 billion Price / Sales0.69 Cash Flow$5.0595 per share Price / Cash Flow6.22 Book Value($2.66) per share Price / Book-11.83 Profitability 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$8.75 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 Thursday, November 8th. Investors of record on Friday, November 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Friday, December 7th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 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 stock buyback program on Thursday, March 8th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $226,900,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were L Brands' earnings last quarter? L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) announced its earnings results on Monday, November, 19th. The specialty retailer reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The specialty retailer earned $2.77 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.70 billion. L Brands had a negative return on equity of 76.28% and a net margin of 5.81%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.30 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 issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, November, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.90-2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.00. L Brands also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.60-2.80 EPS. What price target have analysts set for LB? 29 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for L Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $59.00. On average, they anticipate L Brands' stock price to reach $37.5607 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.4% 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, 17 hold ratings and 10 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 outpaced the industry in the past three months fueled by solid comps, positive earnings surprise in third-quarter fiscal 2018 and the announcement that management is exploring all possible alternatives for La Senza business. The company has been struggling with soft performance of its luxury lingerie brand and offloading of the same will enable it to focus on core operations to augment revenue and profitability. Apart from stiff competition, L Brands has been reeling under consumers’ changing preferences and spending pattern. Shrinking gross margin also raises concern. Nevertheless, this was the fourth straight quarter of earnings beat with top line continues to increase. Bath & Body Works segment remain one of the sales drivers. Further, L Brands’ focus on international markets is likely to provide growth opportunities and generate increased sales volumes. Management also raised fiscal 2018 earnings view." (11/20/2018) 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 9% during the month of November. L Brands shares climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news. Has L Brands been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about LB stock have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. L Brands earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. 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), New York & Company, Inc. (NWY), New York & Company, Inc. (RTW), 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 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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.81%), BlackRock Inc. (7.60%), Primecap Management Co. CA (6.99%), American International Group Inc. (3.55%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (2.12%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.85%). 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 Flossbach Von Storch AG, FMR LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc., Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Tyvor Capital LLC, Makaira Partners LLC, Radin Capital Partners Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and Tobam. 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 $31.47. How big of a company is L Brands? L Brands has a market capitalization of $8.75 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: 741 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,027 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,768MarketBeat'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 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the S&P 500 index different from the DJIA?