Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
How to buy Loews Corporation (L) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Loews Corporation shares.
Loews Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Loews Corporation stocks (L.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $56.64 – a decrease of 5.65% over the previous week. Loews Corporation employs 12,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.7 billion.
How to buy shares in Loews Corporation
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – L – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Loews Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Loews Corporation shares?
- Loews Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Loews Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Loews Corporation performance over time
- Is Loews Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Loews Corporation shares over-valued?
- Loews Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Loews Corporation shares?
- Does Loews Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Loews Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Loews Corporation stock price (NYSE:L)Use our graph to track the performance of L stocks over time.
Loews Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$58.15|
|52-week range||$44.90 - $61.93|
|50-day moving average||$57.53|
|200-day moving average||$56.03|
|Wall St. target price||$60.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.25 (0.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.15|
Compare online stock trading platforms
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Loews Corporation stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Loews Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-5.65%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||1.98%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||1.03%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||8.55%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||25.08%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||13.24%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||22.63%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||24.41%|
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 10x. In other words, Loews Corporation shares trade at around 10x 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 $3.4 billion.
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||$14.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.25%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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.
Loews Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 5.1% of net profits
Recently Loews Corporation has paid out, on average, around 5.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Loews Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Loews Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.25 per share.
While Loews Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Loews Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Loews Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 7 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 $44.9047 up to $61.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.9498. 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. The company offers specialty insurance products, such as management and professional liability, and other coverage products; surety and fidelity bonds; property insurance products that include property, marine, and boiler and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products, such as workers' compensation, general and product liability, and commercial auto and umbrella coverages. It also provides 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, the company is involved in the transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids(NGLs), and hydrocarbons through natural gas pipelines covering approximately 13,650 miles of interconnected pipelines; 455 miles of NGL pipelines in Louisiana and Texas; 14 underground storage fields with an aggregate gas capacity of approximately 213 billion cubic feet of natural gas; and seven salt dome caverns and related brine infrastructure for providing brine supply services. Further, the company operates a chain of 27 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.
Loews Corporation in the news
Earnings playbook: A complete guide to this week's reports, including the first of tech
Loews Corporation -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Loews Corporation
Markets are expected to remain on edge as the Fed meets in the week ahead
Frequently asked questions
Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.
More guides on Finder
How to buy Haemonetics Corporation stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing HAE stock, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Go Auto Review
Use Go Auto to shop for new or used vehicles from multiple dealerships, with no hidden fees and access to bad credit financing.
How to buy Aritzia stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing Aritzia (ATZ) stock, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
CI Direct Trading review
Get low fees and access many different types of accounts, platforms and investments with this reputable online broker.
Hifi Finance (MFT) price prediction
Read our expert analysis on Hifi Finance and how the token will perform in the future.
Kusama (KSM) price prediction
Read our expert analysis on Kusama and how the token will perform in the future.
How to buy The Sandbox (SAND) in Canada
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to buy The Sandbox, lists some exchanges where you can get it and provides daily price data on SAND.
COVID testing stocks
We’ve rounded up stats on some of the most popular COVID testing stocks, along with information on how they compare and how to invest.
Shiba Inu (SHIB) price, history and performance
This guide explores the different ways of buying Shiba Inu on a cryptocurrency exchange as well as where you should store your cryptocurrency.
Baby Doge Coin (BABYDOGE) price, chart, coin profile and news
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to buy Baby Doge Coin, lists some exchanges where you can get it and provides daily price data on BABYDOGE.
Ask an Expert
You must be logged in to post a comment.