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Long or Short: L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL)

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L3 Technologies is part of the aerospace and defense industry and is part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Christopher E. Kubasik. L3 Technologies Inc is a provider of various communication and electronic systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. It is also a contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The LLL stock showed a previous change of 1.60% with an open at 201.85 and a close of 205.85. It reached an intraday high of 206.07 and a low of 201.85.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $16.2b with 78.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 72.7m shares. Trading volume reached 370,029 shares compared to its average volume of 692,196 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, L3 Technologies shares returned 1.84% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 21.54%. Over three months, it changed 11.01%. In one year it has changed -3.81% and within that year its 52-week high was 223.73 and its 52-week low was 158.76. LLL stock is 29.66% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 196.57 and a 50 day moving average of 182.62. Currently LLL stock is trading 4.72% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 12.62 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.31. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.66. The TTM EPS is 10.76, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.13.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  3.10
09-30-2018:  2.85
06-30-2018:  2.47
03-31-2018:  2.34

The dividend per share is currently 3.20, which is a dividend yield of 1.55%. Also, the payout ratio is 29.74%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 198.25, which means it may be overvalued by -3.83%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 121.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,586,886, which is 3.29% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.42. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.27

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 8.25%, profit margin is 10.02%, price-to-sales is 1.56 and price-to-book is 2.87.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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