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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.

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Loews Corporation stock price (NYSE:L)

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Loews Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-21.
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
PE ratio 9.5123
Dividend yield $0.25 (0.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.15

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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 $58.15 from 2022-01-21

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%
Profit margin 11.12%
Book value $70.21
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".

L.US volatility(beta: 0.95)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 0.9498. 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.

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