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

$20.18
-0.56 (-2.70 %)
(As of 01/28/2020 02:54 AM ET)
Today's Range
$20.04
Now: $20.18
$20.47
50-Day Range
$17.37
MA: $18.89
$21.00
52-Week Range
$15.80
Now: $20.18
$29.02
Volume7.10 million shs
Average Volume7.67 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.58 billion
P/E Ratio15.40
Dividend Yield5.79%
Beta0.79
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Womens' clothing stores
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIPN/A
Phone614-415-7000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.24 billion
Cash Flow$4.71 per share
Book Value($3.14) per share

Profitability

Net Income$644 million

Miscellaneous

Employees88,900
Market Cap$5.58 billion
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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, November 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, December 6th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 21st. View L Brands' Dividend History.

How will L Brands' stock buyback program work?

L Brands declared that its board has authorized a share 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were L Brands' earnings last quarter?

L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 20th. The specialty retailer reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.02. The specialty retailer earned $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.69 billion. L Brands had a negative return on equity of 72.15% and a net margin of 2.80%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.16 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, February 26th 2020. 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 Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

L Brands issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of ~$1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.99.

What price target have analysts set for LB?

20 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for L Brands' shares. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect L Brands' share price to reach $22.89 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for L Brands.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for L Brands?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for L Brands in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 7 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 slid and underperformed the industry in the past six months. We note that the company disappointed with its holiday season results. Weak sales number at Victoria's Secret brand hurt the overall performance. The company has been grappling with softness at the Victoria’s Secret brand due to stiff competition and consumers’ changing preferences. This was visible in the holiday sales number. Nonetheless, solid performance at Bath & Body Works brand did provide some cushion. But this did not restrain L Brands to trim fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings per share view. Nevertheless, the company is leaving no stone unturned to revive its Victoria’s Secret brand. Product launches, increased focus on omnichannel capabilities and improved marketing strategies are some of the notable moves in this direction." (1/15/2020)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We continue to forecast +LSD% comp sales growth in this business through 2020, on top of difficult comparisons vs. the +HSD-DD% comp gains in recent quarters. On a two-year basis, we expect trends to remain quite healthy here. In International, the VS UK business has experienced significant erosion in the past 3 years, similar to the NA market but compounded by the challenges in the UK economy. In China, the company continues to see significant potential long term and has now entered 19 markets and prototyped 7 different formats. International is roughly 5% of total LB sales (our 2019E). Overall, the company is focused on getting on a path to profitability in International (both the UK and China), and we continue to forecast a modest operating income loss this year (similar to 2018)." (9/10/2019)

Has L Brands been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about LB stock have trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. L Brands earned a coverage optimism score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for L Brands.

Are investors shorting L Brands?

L Brands saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,300,000 shares, a decrease of 21.6% from the December 31st total of 18,240,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,540,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 6.3% of the company's shares are short sold. View L Brands' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of L Brands' key competitors?

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), CVS Health (CVS), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), General Electric (GE), Netflix (NFLX), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC), Caterpillar (CAT) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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, COO and CEO & Pres of Mast Global (Age 62)
  • Ms. Shelley B. Milano, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 62)
  • James L. Bersani, Pres of Real Estate

Who are L Brands' major shareholders?

L Brands' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.62%), Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.24%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.18%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%), Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI (0.07%) and Alpine Global Management LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own L Brands stock include Donna James, 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 Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Heritage Investors Management Corp, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. 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 Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Alpine Global Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., J.W. Cole Advisors Inc., Wealthfront Advisers LLC and FNY Investment Advisers LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is L Brands' stock price today?

One share of LB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.18.

How big of a company is L Brands?

L Brands has a market capitalization of $5.58 billion and generates $13.24 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $644 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.82 on an earnings per share basis. L Brands employs 88,900 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About L Brands.

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:  837 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,153 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,990
MarketBeat'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 1/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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