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How to buy Loews (L) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Loews shares.

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Loews Corp (L) is a leading insurance-property & casualty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$57.06 after a previous close of US$56.64. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD56.7 to a high of USD57.18. The latest price was USD57.1 (25 minute delay). Loews is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Loews

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Loews. Find the share 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 reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, 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 US$56.64, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Loews, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Loews. Optimise 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.

Loews stock price (NYSE:L)

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Loews shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
OpenUS$57.06
HighUS$57.18
LowUS$56.7
CloseUS$57.1
Previous closeUS$56.64
Change US$0.46
Change % 0.8121%
Volume 588,423
Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week rangeUS$51.1914 - US$68.1335
50-day moving average US$63.0018
200-day moving average US$59.7411
Target priceUS$60
PE ratio 9.2081
Dividend yield US$0.25 (0.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.491

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Is it a good time to buy Loews stock?

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Loews price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $57.1

1 week (2022-06-21) -2.38%
1 month (2022-05-27) -13.39%
6 months (2021-12-28) -1.87%
1 year (2021-06-28) 4.75%
2 years (2020-06-26) 74.03%
3 years (2019-06-28) 4.44%
5 years (2017-06-28) 21.57%

Is Loews under- or over-valued?

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

Loews's P/E ratio

Loews's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Loews shares trade at around 9x 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's PEG ratio

Loews'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'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's EBITDA

Loews's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.1 billion (£2.6 billion).

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

Loews financials

Revenue TTM US$14.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.23%
Gross profit TTM US$5.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.07%
Return on equity TTM 9.83%
Profit margin 11.46%
Book value 67.268
Market capitalisation US$14.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Loews'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.

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

Loews'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'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 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's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.95/100

Loews's social score

Social score: 0.66/100

Loews's governance score

Governance score: 10.81/100

Loews's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Loews Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

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 share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.6% of net profits

Recently Loews has paid out, on average, around 6.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Loews shareholders could enjoy a 0.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Loews's case, that would currently equate to about $0.25 per share.

While Loews's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Loews is investing more in its future growth.

Loews's most recent dividend payout was on 7 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Loews's shares ever split?

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

Loews share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Loews's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$51.1914 up to US$68.1335. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

L.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Loews's is 0.8485. This would suggest that Loews's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Loews 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 13,615 miles of interconnected pipelines; 450 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 eleven salt dome caverns and related brine infrastructure for providing brine supply services. Further, 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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