Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

Lowe’s Companies Inc. is a retailer of home improvement products in the world, with specific emphasis on retail do-it-yourself and commercial business customers.  Lowe’s specializes in offering products and services for home improvement, home decor, home maintenance, home repair and remodeling and maintenance of commercial buildings.  Lowe’s principal customer groups are do-it-yourself retail customers and commercial business customers.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)’s Financial Overview

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) declined -0.69% yesterday to close its trading session at $70.71. The company has 1 year Price Target of $79.2. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has 52-Week high of $83.65 and 52-Week Low of $62.62. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Jul 12, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 8, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 5.87 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $61.85 Billion.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) reported its last quarterly earnings on Oct 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.88/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.96/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.08 a share with a surprise factor of -8.3%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 3.06 Percent, SMA50 of 1.32 Percent and SMA200 of -5 percent. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has P/S value of 0.99 while its P/B value stands at 9.35. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 6.9 percent, Return on Equity of 34.3 percent and Return on Investment of 15.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 34.6 percent and 8 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). On 17-Nov-16 Telsey Advisory Group Downgrade Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Stock  to Market Perform. Another firm also rated the stock on 31-Oct-16 where Piper Jaffray Downgrade the stock to Neutral.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 25 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Lowe’s have a median target of 79.00, with a high estimate of 94.00 and a low estimate of 66.00. The median estimate represents a +11.72% increase from the last price of 70.71.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG)

MGIC Investment Corporation is a holding company which, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, is the leading provider of private mortgage insurance coverage in the United States to the home mortgage lending industry. Private mortgage insurance covers residential first mortgage loans and expands home ownership opportunities by enabling people to purchase homes with less than 20% down payments. If the home owner defaults, private mortgage insurance reduces and, in some instances, eliminates the loss to the insured institution.

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG)’s Financial Outlook

The 11 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for MGIC Investment Corp have a median target of 10.00, with a high estimate of 12.00 and a low estimate of 8.00. The median estimate represents a +8.93% increase from the last price of 9.18.

MGIC Investment Corporation is estimated to report earnings on  01/19/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.22.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.26.

According to Zacks Investment Research, MGIC Investment Corp. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.71. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock fell -0.43% and closed its last trading session at $9.18. The company has the market capitalization of $3.13 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $9.66 and 52-Week low of $5.36. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Dec 2, 2015 and 52-Week low on Jun 27, 2016. The company has volume of 5.87 Million shares. The company has a total of 340.67 Million shares outstanding.

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.14/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.17/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.03. This shows a surprise factor of -17.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 3.96 percent. Beta for MGIC Investment Corp. stands at 2.45 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.22. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.76%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.76%%.

MGIC Investment Corp. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.43%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 9.7 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 23.72%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 14 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 36% with Gross margin of 0 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 49.2% and 32% respectively.