The latest Insider Trade insight for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)



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).

Insider Trades:

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.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

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.