L Brands Story

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LB -- USA Stock  

USD 30.32  0.48  1.61%

As many millenniums are trying to avoid consumer cyclical space, it makes sense to go over L Brands a little further and try to understand its current market patterns. We are going to address the reasons why we are still confident in anticipation of a recovery. A lot of the movements of the company stock price movements has been a reflection of what is happening in the market overall. Strong basic indicators of the company may also suggest signals of long term gains for L Brands investors. L Brands is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 18th of November 2020.
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Our current technical analysis of L Brands (NYSE:LB)
The company's average rating is Hold from 19 analysts. Do analysts base this consensus on technical analyses? We know that typical technical analysis utilizes price momentum, patterns, and trends looking at historical prices. It aims to identify signals based on L Brands market sentiment investors' perception of the future value of L Brands. Let us look at a few aspects of L Brands technical analysis. The company has Net Profit Margin (PM) of (5.89) %, which may indicate that it does not properly execute on its own pricing strategies. This is way below average. Likewise, it shows Net Operating Margin (NOM) of 12.14 %, which signifies that for every $100 of sales, it has a net operating income of 0.12.
Using predictive technical analysis, we will analyze different prices and returns patterns and diagnose historical swings to determine the real value of L Brands. In general, we focus on analyzing L Brands stock price patterns and their correlations with different microeconomic environment and drivers. We also apply predictive analytics to build L Brands's daily price indicators and compare them against related drivers such as momentum indicators and various other types of predictive indicators. Using this methodology combined with a more conventional technical analysis and fundamental analysis, we attempt to find the most accurate representation of L Brands's intrinsic value. In addition to deriving basic predictive indicators for L Brands, we also check how macroeconomic factors affect L Brands price patterns. Please read more on our technical analysis page or use our predictive modules below to complement your research.

How does L Brands Stands against Peers?

Analyzing L Brands competition or peers my help you to expand the diversification possibilities of your existing portfolios and to get a better perspective on locking in new positions. Try to analyze the advantages of investing in traded instruments related to L Brands across multiple sectors and thematic ideas. A good competitive analysis can cover a lot of different areas. But what areas to choose depends on who you are. The more exhaustive you are in your analysis, the more effective your competitive analysis will be.
Check out L Brands Competition Details

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions. It is good to see analyst projects for L Brands, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Exercise or conversion by James Bersani of 28373 shares of L Brands subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by L Brands insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
L Brands insider trading alert for exercise of stock option - right to buy by James Bersani, President - Real Estate, on 3rd of September 2020. This event was filed by L Brands Inc with SEC on 2020-09-03. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Closer look at L Brands Mean Deviation

L Brands has current Mean Deviation of 3.99. The mean deviation of the equity instrument is the first measure of the distances between each value of security historical prices and the mean. It gives us an idea of how spread out from the center the distribution of returns.

Mean Deviation is the average of the absolute values of the differences between price distribution numbers and their mean. Mean deviation of equity instrument with a lot of historical data is a biased estimator because the time horizon used in calculation will always be much smaller than the entire price history of the equity. The mean deviation is typically used as a measure of dispersion for small investment horizon, otherwise standard deviation is a better measure of dispersion.

Mean Deviation 
 = 
SUM(RET DEV) 
 = 
3.99
SUM = Summation notation
RET DEV = Sum of return deviations of L Brands
N = Number of calculation points for selected time horizon
Let's now compare L Brands Mean Deviation to its closest peers:
LB
DLTH
DXLG
EXPR
LB3.99
DLTH4.24
DXLG5.95
EXPR4.71

Another small slip for L Brands

The total risk alpha is down to 0.78 as of today. As of the 19th of August, L Brands owns the Downside Deviation of 3.79, market risk adjusted performance of 0.858, and Mean Deviation of 3.99. In connection with fundamental indicators, the technical analysis model lets you check timely technical drivers of L Brands, as well as the relationship between them. Strictly speaking, you can use this information to find out if the entity will indeed mirror its model of historical prices and volume patterns, or the prices will eventually revert. We were able to analyze nineteen technical drivers for L Brands, which can be compared to its peers in the sector. Please verify L Brands downside deviation, treynor ratio, expected short fall, as well as the relationship between the variance and potential upside to decide if L Brands is priced some-what accurately, providing market reflects its prevailing price of 28.18 per share. Given that L Brands has jensen alpha of 1.26, we recommend you to check L Brands's latest market performance to make sure the company can sustain itself sooner or later.

Our Bottom Line On L Brands

Whereas many of the other players within the apparel retail industry are still a little expensive, even after the recent corrections, L Brands may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. To conclude, as of the 19th of August 2020, we believe that at this point, L Brands is fairly valued with below average probability of bankruptcy within the next 2 years. Our concluding buy-hold-sell recommendation on the company is Strong Buy.

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