NYSE:LOW - Lowe's Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$93.36 -0.93 (-0.99 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$93.36
Today's Range$92.97 - $94.95
52-Week Range$81.16 - $117.70
Volume7.08 million shs
Average Volume5.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$74.96 billion
P/E Ratio18.52
Dividend Yield2.06%
Beta1.55
Lowe's Cos., Inc. engages in the retail sale of home improvement products. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, home decorating, and property maintenance. It also provides home improvement products in the following categories: appliances, bathroom, building supply, electrical, flooring, hardware, paint, kitchen, plumbing, lighting & fans, outdoor living, windows, and doors. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Mooresville, NC.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Lumber & other building materials
Sub-IndustryHome Improvement Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNYSE:LOW
Previous Symbol
CUSIP54866110
Phone704-758-1000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.68
Current Ratio1.00
Quick Ratio0.18

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio18.52
Forward P/E Ratio18.27
P/E Growth1.29

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$68.62 billion
Price / Sales1.09
Cash Flow$6.3124 per share
Price / Cash Flow14.79
Book Value$6.72 per share
Price / Book13.89

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.39
Net Income$3.45 billion
Net Margins5.19%
Return on Equity72.47%
Return on Assets11.21%

Miscellaneous

Employees310,000
Outstanding Shares802,960,000
Market Cap$74.96 billion
OptionableOptionable

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lowe's Companies' stock symbol?

Lowe's Companies trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LOW."

How often does Lowe's Companies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lowe's Companies?

Lowe's Companies declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Wednesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 22nd. View Lowe's Companies' Dividend History.

How will Lowe's Companies' stock buyback program work?

Lowe's Companies announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, January 29th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Lowe's Companies' earnings last quarter?

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 20th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.06. The home improvement retailer had revenue of $17.42 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.36 billion. Lowe's Companies had a return on equity of 72.47% and a net margin of 5.19%. The business's revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.05 EPS. View Lowe's Companies' Earnings History.

When is Lowe's Companies' next earnings date?

Lowe's Companies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lowe's Companies.

How can I listen to Lowe's Companies' earnings call?

Lowe's Companies will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 27th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What guidance has Lowe's Companies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Lowe's Companies updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 12th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.00-6.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.90. Lowe's Companies also updated its FY19 guidance to $5.08-5.13 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LOW?

29 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Lowe's Companies' stock. Their predictions range from $92.00 to $132.00. On average, they expect Lowe's Companies' share price to reach $111.8750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lowe's Companies.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lowe's Companies?

29 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lowe's Companies in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Lowe's Companies.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Lowe's Companies stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Lowe's Companies stock:
  • 1. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We believe solid Q2 results provide a nice backdrop for new CEO Marvin Ellison’s introductory call at 9am. While LOW’s 90c outlook reduction comes as a surprise, the change appears to largely reflect the decision to close 99 Orchard Supply stores, with little change reflecting core business trends. In our view, Marvin is off to a fast start, and we would use any outlook­driven weakness this morning (8/22) as a buying opportunity for what we believe to be the beginning of a multi­year turnaround for LOW." (8/22/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lowe’s shares have outperformed the industry in the past three months, courtesy of the company’s healthy comps performance. Well, comps have been gaining from the company’s well-chalked brand and sales augmenting efforts both in stores and from an omni-channel perspective. Also, the company’s focus on enhancing services to Pro customers is encouraging and has been yielding. In fact, strength in Pro customers led to above average comps in building materials, lumber, millwork as well as tools and hardware during the first quarter of fiscal 2018. However, the company’s performance in the last reported quarter was hurt by unfavorable weather conditions. This in turn dented performance in the company’s outdoor categories. Further, the quarter witnessed higher SG&A expenses which dragged operating income. Persistence of such headwinds is a threat to Lowe’s performance in the forthcoming periods." (8/14/2018)

Has Lowe's Companies been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about LOW stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lowe's Companies earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the home improvement retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Lowe's Companies' key competitors?

Who are Lowe's Companies' key executives?

Lowe's Companies' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Marvin R. Ellison, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • David M. Denton, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Paul D. Ramsay, Chief Information Officer
  • Seemantini Godbole, Chief Information Officer
  • Jeff R. Vining, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President

Who are Lowe's Companies' major shareholders?

Lowe's Companies' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.88%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.93%), BlackRock Inc. (6.57%), Capital Research Global Investors (3.92%), FMR LLC (2.71%) and Magellan Asset Management Ltd (2.02%). Company insiders that own Lowe's Companies stock include Brian C Rogers, Lisa W Wardell, Marshall A Croom, Matthew V Hollifield, Nelson B Peace, Paul D Ramsay, Richard D Maltsbarger, Ricky D Damron and Robert A Niblock. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lowe's Companies.

Which major investors are selling Lowe's Companies stock?

LOW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Capital Research Global Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, BlackRock Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Dorsal Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. Company insiders that have sold Lowe's Companies company stock in the last year include Marshall A Croom and Matthew V Hollifield. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lowe's Companies.

Which major investors are buying Lowe's Companies stock?

LOW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, FMR LLC, Winslow Capital Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, CI Investments Inc. and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. Company insiders that have bought Lowe's Companies stock in the last two years include Brian C Rogers and Lisa W Wardell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lowe's Companies.

How do I buy shares of Lowe's Companies?

Shares of LOW can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lowe's Companies' stock price today?

One share of LOW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $93.36.

How big of a company is Lowe's Companies?

Lowe's Companies has a market capitalization of $74.96 billion and generates $68.62 billion in revenue each year. The home improvement retailer earns $3.45 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.39 on an earnings per share basis. Lowe's Companies employs 310,000 workers across the globe.

What is Lowe's Companies' official website?

The official website for Lowe's Companies is http://www.lowes.com.

How can I contact Lowe's Companies?

Lowe's Companies' mailing address is 1000 LOWE`S BLVD, MOORESVILLE NC, 28117. The home improvement retailer can be reached via phone at 704-758-1000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Lowe's Companies (NYSE LOW)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,098 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  851 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,949
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lowe's Companies and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LOW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LOW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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