Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $79.2. The stock traded with the volume of 6.34 Million in the last trading session. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. opened at $70.75 and closed by showing a decrease of -0.23%. The Bid price in the last session was $70.21 x 400 and the Ask price was $70.80 x 400. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 61.59 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $83.65 and 52-Week Low of $62.62 and it touched its 52-week high on Jul 12, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 8, 2016.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 16 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.88/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.96/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $-0.08/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of -8.3%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 22 – Feb 27 (Est.).
Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 32.2%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 17.2%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 19.89% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 15.96% per annum.
25 number of analysts also provided their insight on Lowe’s Companies, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $79.2. They also projected Low Price Target as $66 while High Price Target is set at $94.
A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 9 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 10 reported it as Buy.11 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. annual Divided is 1.4 while it’s Dividend Yield is 1.98%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.65 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 15.47. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.99 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 9.33, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 56.98 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 18.92.
The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.9 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 34.3% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 15.3%.
The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 2.52% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 1.1 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -5.24 percent.
A look at performance overview of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is -1.45 percent while Performance Month is 5.85%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -7.4% and Half Year Performance value stands at -11.83%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of -6.98 percent. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has its YTD performance of -5.64 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).
Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 15 Sep 2016 where Chief Technology Officer Ramsay (Paul D.) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 2391 shares were traded at a price of $70.95. Another insider trade includes Chief Financial Officer Hull (Robert F Jr) who also initiated a transaction in which 10994 shares were traded on 15 Sep 2016 as “Sell”. On 15 Sep 2016 Officer Peace Nelson B traded 1435 shares as “Sell” at $70.95. Officer Jones Michael Anthony Sell 4781 shares on 15 Sep 2016 at the price of $70.95.
The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Telsey Advisory Group on 17-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Market Perform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 31-Oct-16, Piper Jaffray took an action “Downgrade” from Overweight to Neutral. On 26-Oct-16, the stock was Downgrade to Neutral by Wedbush.