Lowe's Cos. Company Profile (NYSE:LOW)

About Lowe's Cos.

LoweLowe's Companies, Inc. (Lowe's) is a home improvement retailer. The Company operates approximately 1,860 home improvement and hardware stores, representing approximately 200 million square feet of retail selling space. The Company operates approximately 1,800 stores located across over 50 states in the United States, including approximately 80 Orchard Supply Hardware (Orchard) stores in California and Oregon, as well as approximately 40 stores in Canada and over 10 stores in Mexico. The Company operates through the home improvement retail operations segment. The Company offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating. The Company offers home improvement products in categories, including Lumber and Building Materials; Tools and Hardware; Appliances; Fashion Fixtures; Rough Plumbing and Electrical; Lawn and Garden; Seasonal Living; Paint; Flooring; Millwork; Kitchens; Outdoor Power Equipment, and Home Fashions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Home Improvement Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Home Improvement Retail
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: LOW
  • CUSIP: 54866110
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $70.65
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $71.84
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $76.89
  • 52-Week Range: $874,659,000.00 - $62.62
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.90
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.97
  • P/E Growth: 1.10
  • Market Cap: $61.79B
  • Outstanding Shares: 874,659,000
  • Beta: 1.13
  • Net Margins: 4.58%
  • Return on Equity: 43.38%
  • Return on Assets: 9.47%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.08%
  • Current Ratio: 1.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.21%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 20 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.74)
Consensus Price Target: $85.65 (21.23% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/17/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeConviction-Buy -> Buy$95.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
10/6/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
9/23/2016Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy$85.00 -> $90.00View Rating Details
9/23/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$80.00View Rating Details
9/19/2016Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetBuy$88.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/29/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$94.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuy$77.30 -> $87.65View Rating Details
8/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$76.43 -> $86.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016NomuraSet Price TargetHold$80.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$87.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$90.00View Rating Details
8/16/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$89.00View Rating Details
8/13/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$70.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy$100.00View Rating Details
6/16/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$86.00View Rating Details
6/1/2016BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$90.00View Rating Details
5/26/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeBuy$90.00View Rating Details
5/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$75.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/19/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$86.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$84.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$85.00View Rating Details
12/3/2015N+1 SingerReiterated RatingHold$54.00View Rating Details
11/24/2015Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$79.00 -> $94.00View Rating Details
11/19/2015Zelman & AssociatesUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
11/16/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$85.00View Rating Details
8/19/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHold$77.00View Rating Details
5/21/2015UBS AGReiterated RatingNeutral$84.00View Rating Details
5/19/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$79.00 -> $88.00View Rating Details
3/16/2015Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$79.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
11/19/2014Canaccord GenuityUpgradeSell -> Hold$40.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/17/2016Q216$1.41$1.37$18.42 billion$18.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2016Q116$0.85$0.98$14.87 billion$15.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.59$0.59$13.07 billion$13.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/18/2015Q315$0.78$0.80$14.31 billion$14.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/19/2015Q215$1.24$1.20$17.30 billion$17.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/20/2015Q115$0.74$0.70$14.26 billion$14.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.44$0.46$12.31 billion$12.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2014Q314$0.58$0.59$13.56 billion$13.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2014Q214$1.02$1.04$16.57 billion$16.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2014Q114$0.60$0.61$13.86 billion$13.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.31$0.31$11.69 billion$11.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2013Q3$0.48$0.47$12.72 billion$12.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2013Q2 2013$0.79$0.88$15.06 billion$15.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/22/2013Q1 2013$0.51$0.49$13.45 billion$13.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2013Q4 2012$0.23$0.26$10.83 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2012Q312$0.35$0.40$11.90 billion$12.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2012$0.71$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/21/2012$0.41$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2011$0.33$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/15/2011$0.66$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2011$0.36$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2011$0.18$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.02 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.72 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.59$0.63$0.61
Q2 20168$0.79$0.89$0.84
Q3 20168$1.35$1.42$1.40
Q4 20168$0.89$0.96$0.93
Q1 20175$0.69$0.86$0.79
Q2 20174$1.33$1.43$1.40
Q3 20174$0.96$0.97$0.96
Q4 20174$0.77$0.85$0.81
Q1 20182$1.05$1.08$1.07
Q2 20182$1.59$1.65$1.62
Q3 20182$1.15$1.17$1.16
Q4 20182$0.92$0.99$0.96
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
Annual Dividend:$1.40
Dividend Yield:1.98%
Dividend Growth:19.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:45.16% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
34.83% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
29.66% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:53 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.39%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.45%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/31/2016Richard D MaltsbargerInsiderSell12,656$80.24$1,015,517.44View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Matthew V HollifieldCAOSell17,976$79.16$1,422,980.16View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Nelson B PeaceInsiderSell27,720$79.77$2,211,224.40View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Ricky D DamronCOOSell104,120$79.33$8,259,839.60View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Robert F Hull JrCFOSell134,000$79.75$10,686,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2016Robert A NiblockCEOSell390,000$76.22$29,725,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Marshall A CroomInsiderSell10,308$74.09$763,719.72View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Richard D MaltsbargerInsiderSell25,442$70.19$1,785,773.98View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Sandra B CochranDirectorBuy1,500$67.31$100,965.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Matthew V. HollifieldCAOSell6,333$76.44$484,094.52View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Ricky D DamronCOOSell13,075$68.71$898,383.25View SEC Filing  
3/17/2015Marshall A CroomInsiderSell21,656$74.79$1,619,652.24View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Gaither M Keener JrEVPSell22,778$74.54$1,697,872.12View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Robert A NiblockCEOSell50,730$74.64$3,786,487.20View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Matthew V HollifieldCAOSell15,373$74.32$1,142,521.36View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Ricky D DamronCOOSell122,386$74.13$9,072,474.18View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Richard D MaltsbargerInsiderSell24,668$64.87$1,600,213.16View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Robert F Hull JrCFOSell98,519$65.67$6,469,742.73View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Gaither M Keener JrInsiderSell7,300$62.75$458,075.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Matthew V HollifieldCAOSell11,029$62.92$693,944.68View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Robert A NiblockCEOSell313,527$52.82$16,560,496.14View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Robert A NiblockCEOSell209,473$53.63$11,234,036.99View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Maureen K AusuraInsiderSell15,979$52.48$838,577.92View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Marshall CroomInsiderSell17,305$48.20$834,101.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014Maureen AusuraInsiderSell146,233$49.72$7,270,704.76View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Ricky DamronCOOSell67,949$49.72$3,378,424.28View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Robert NiblockCEOSell80,572$49.59$3,995,565.48View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Gaither Keener, Jr.InsiderSell116,000$50.05$5,805,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Matthew HollifieldCAOSell24,000$50.10$1,202,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Gregory BridgefordInsiderSell80,000$46.71$3,736,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Peter BrowningDirectorSell9,761$46.92$457,986.12View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Ricky DamronCOOSell18,501$47.54$879,537.54View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Robert Hull, Jr.CFOSell88,000$47.60$4,188,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Marshall CroomInsiderSell23,334$46.70$1,089,697.80View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Matthew HollifieldCAOSell15,000$47.29$709,350.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Maureen K AusuraInsiderSell28,000$43.03$1,204,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Ricky D DamronCOOSell113,500$43.09$4,890,715.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Robert F Hull JrCFOSell56,086$43.25$2,425,719.50View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Gaither M Keener JrInsiderSell85,973$38.56$3,315,118.88View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Robert A NiblockCEOSell97,769$38.52$3,766,061.88View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
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www.chesterindependent.com - October 23 at 10:17 AM
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News IconCleveland Research Downgrades Lowe's Cos. (LOW) to Neutral (NYSE:LOW)
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www.streetinsider.com - October 7 at 11:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo8:31 am Lowe's acquires RONA's preferred shares for C$24 Per Share (NYSE:LOW)
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publicnow.com logoLowe's Agrees to Acquire Rona's Preferred Shares for C$24 Per Share (NYSE:LOW)
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www.chesterindependent.com - October 5 at 5:53 PM
bizjournals.com logoLowe's cuts 95 IT jobs in Mooresville, elsewhere - Charlotte Business Journal (NYSE:LOW)
www.bizjournals.com - October 5 at 5:53 PM
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www.charlotteobserver.com - October 4 at 10:45 AM
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www.charlotteobserver.com - October 3 at 5:39 PM
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Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW) Chart for Sunday, October, 23, 2016

Last Updated on 10/23/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff