Friday’s Top Volume: AOL Inc. (AOL), L-3 Communications (LLL), BlackRock (BLK), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Legg Mason (LM)

On Friday, AOL Inc. (AOL) printed a higher than average trading volume with the issue trading more than 7.2M shares, compared to the average volume of 1,173,030. The stock began trading at $42.97 to finish the session up $1.58, or 3.68% to $44.55. On an intraday basis it got as low as $42.75 and as high as $46.79.

On valuation-measures, shares of AOL Inc. have a trailing-12 and forward P/E of 48.90 and 17.82, respectively. P/E to growth ratio is 2.09, while T-12 profit margin is 3.11%. EPS registers at $0.91. The company has a market cap of $3.50B and a median Wall Street price target of $47.00 with a high target of $70.00.

On trading-measure, AOL has a beta of 1.13 and a short float of 6.95%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the multinational mass media corporation have traded between a low of $32.19 and a high of $53.28 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $43.03 and $40.75 levels, respectively.

AOL currently prints a one year return of about 25.21% and a year-to-date loss of around 4.44%.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) gained $5.02, 4.57%, to $114.75 Friday. Approximately 1,384,704 shares changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 832,728 shares.

On valuation-measures, shares of L-3 Communications Holdings have a trailing-12 and forward P/E of 14.05 and 12.97, respectively. P/E to growth ratio is 3.41, while t-12 profit margin is 6.03%. EPS registers at $8.17. The company has a market cap of $9.88B and a median Wall Street price target of $128.00 with a high target of $146.00.

On trading-measure, LLL has a beta of 1.08 and a short float of 1.86%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the public TV and radio equipment manufacturer have traded between a low of $91.48 and a high of $127.27 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $110.37 and $116.15 levels, respectively.

LLL currently prints a one year return of about 21.54% and a year-to-date return of around 7.38%.

BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) traded at unusually high volume Friday with 3.5 million shares changing hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 557,351 shares.

On valuation-measures, shares of BlackRock, Inc. have a trailing-12 and forward P/E of 18.43 and 15.61, respectively. P/E to growth ratio is 1.12, while t-12 profit margin is 29.31%. EPS registers at $18.18. Currently there is only 1 analyst that rates BLK a ‘Strong Buy’, 9 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 9 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a ‘Sell’. BLK has a median Wall Street price target of $365.00 with a high target of $397.00.

On trading-measure, BLK has a beta of 1.29 and a short float of 1.03%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of publicly owned investment manager have traded between a low of $262.68 and a high of $337.65 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $325.41 and $312.92 levels, respectively.

BLK currently prints a one year return of about 25.84% and a year-to-date return of around 7.84%. The company has a market cap of $56.41B and a median Wall Street price target of $365.00 with a high target of $397.00.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) traded at a high volume Friday with 62,370,501 shares changing hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 54,458,800. Ticker was up throughout Friday’s session and finished with a gain of $2.88, 2.94%, at $100.75.

On valuation-measures, shares of the iphone maker are currently priced at 16.25x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 23.42x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 1.30 and 13.99, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 3.29 while EPS is $6.20. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate AAPL a ‘Strong Buy’, 26 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 9 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a ‘Sell’. AAPL has a median Wall Street price target of $110.00 with a high target of $139.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Cupertino, California-based company have traded between a low of $67.77 and a high of $103.74 and are now at $100.75. Shares are up 47.60% year-over-year and 27.16% year-to-date.

Apple is currently valued at $603.28B.

Legg Mason Inc. (LM) traded at unusually high volume Friday with 3,087,553 shares changing hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 751,840 shares. Ticker was up throughout Friday’s session and finished with a gain of $2.09, or 4.29%, at $50.70.

On valuation-measures, shares of Legg Mason Inc. have a trailing-12 and forward P/E of 19.77 and 14.93, respectively. P/E to growth ratio is 1.28, while t-12 profit margin is 11.18%. EPS registers at $2.57. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate LM a ‘Strong Buy’, 2 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 9 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a ‘Sell’. LM is currently valued at $5.88B and has a median Wall Street price target of $50.00 with a high target of $60.00.

On trading-measure, LM has a beta of 1.27 and a short float of 4.95%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the publicly owned asset management holding company have traded between a low of $32.44 and a high of $52.00 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $49.20 and $48.64 levels, respectively.

LM currently prints a one year return of about 49.81% and a year-to-date return of around 16.77%.

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