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Loews Corporation is an insurance—property & casualty business based in the US. Loews Corporation shares (L) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Loews Corporation employs 18,605 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Loews Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Loews Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: L. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Loews Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$35.74, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Loews Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Loews Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Loews Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Loews Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$35.74, which is 33.36% down on its pre-crash value of USD$53.63 and 25.32% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$28.52.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Loews Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$567.44 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$681.92.

Loews Corporation share price

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Loews Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market close USD$35.74
52-week range USD$27.325 - USD$54.23
50-day moving average USD$35.6343
200-day moving average USD$34.9378
Wall St. target price USD$52
PE ratio 14.8306
Dividend yield USD$0.25 (0.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.789

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Is it a good time to buy Loews Corporation stock?

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Loews Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.74 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-19) -16.53%
1 month (2020-10-29) 4.44%
3 months (2020-08-28) -3.20%
6 months (2020-05-27) 4.38%
1 year (2019-11-27) -29.95%
2 years (2018-11-27) -24.84%
3 years (2017-11-27) -28.03%
5 years (2015-11-27) -5.25%

Is Loews Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Loews Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Loews Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Loews Corporation's P/E ratio

Loews Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Loews Corporation shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Loews Corporation's PEG ratio

Loews Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.69. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Loews Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Loews Corporation's EBITDA

Loews Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$495 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Loews Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Loews Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$6.6 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.35%
Return on equity TTM -8.04%
Profit margin -9.11%
Book value $61.346
Market capitalisation USD$9.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Loews Corporation shares

There are currently 3.2 million Loews Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Loews Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% up from 2.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Loews Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Loews Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Loews Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Loews Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Loews Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Loews Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.82. In other words for every 100,000 Loews Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2820 shares are currently held short.

However Loews Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Loews Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Loews Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Loews Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Loews Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0136% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Loews Corporation shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Loews Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Loews Corporation stock.

Loews Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Loews Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Loews Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.52

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Loews Corporation's overall score of 14.52 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Loews Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Loews Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.95/100

Loews Corporation's social score

Social score: 0.66/100

Loews Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.81/100

Loews Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Loews Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Loews Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Loews Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 14.52
Total ESG percentile 7
Environmental score 1.95
Social score 0.66
Governance score 10.81
Level of controversy 1

Loews Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Loews Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Loews Corporation's shares ever split?

Loews Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 9 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Loews Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Loews Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Loews Corporation's share price.

Loews Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Loews Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.325 up to $54.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

L.US volatility(beta: 0.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Loews Corporation's is 0.7369. This would suggest that Loews Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Loews Corporation overview

Loews Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: CNA Financial Corporation; Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.; Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP; Loews Hotels Holding Corporation; and Corporate segments. The company offers specialty insurance products, such as management and professional liability coverages and products; and surety and fidelity bonds. It also provides commercial property insurance products that include property, marine, and boiler and machinery coverages; casualty insurance products comprising workers' compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages; loss-sensitive insurance programs; and warranty, risk management, information, and claims administration services. The company markets its insurance products and services through independent agents, brokers, and managing general underwriters. In addition, it offers contract drilling services through a fleet of 15 offshore drilling rigs consisting of 4 drillships and 11 semisubmersible rigs. Further, the company is involved in the transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) through natural gas pipelines covering approximately 13,610 miles of interconnected pipelines; 455 miles of NGL pipelines in Louisiana and Texas; and 14 underground storage fields with an aggregate gas capacity of approximately 205 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Additionally, the company operates a chain of 26 hotels; and develops, manufactures, and markets a range of extrusion blow-molded and injection molded plastic containers for customers in the pharmaceutical, dairy, household chemicals, food/nutraceuticals, industrial/specialty chemicals, and water and beverage/juice segments, as well as manufactures commodity and differentiated plastic resins from recycled plastic materials. Loews Corporation was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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