Lowe's Companies Company Profile (NYSE:LOW)

About Lowe's Companies

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: $77.30
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $80.87
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $76.44
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.06
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.31
  • P/E Growth: 1.17
  • Market Cap: $68.10B
  • Outstanding Shares: 881,000,000
  • Beta: 1.09
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 20 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.77)
Consensus Price Target: $85.03 (10.48% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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
8/18/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$81.00View 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
7/6/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/6/2016Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy$85.00View 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
5/16/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/16/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$77.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$85.00View Rating Details
1/19/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperform$68.99 -> $80.00View 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
10/14/2014SunTrust Banks Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/24/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Lowe's Companies (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 Companies (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$0.88$0.97$0.94
Q4 20174$0.77$0.85$0.80
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 Companies (NYSE:LOW)
Annual Dividend:$1.40
Dividend Yield:1.82%
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)
Dividend Growth:19.30% (3 Year Average)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW)
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 Companies (NYSE:LOW)
feeds.benzinga.com logoLowe's Shares Edge Higher As Bank Of America Adds Stock To 'US1' List (NYSE:LOW)
feeds.benzinga.com - August 24 at 12:56 PM
cnbc.com logoLowe's to rally 22% on attractive valuation, Bank of America says (NYSE:LOW)
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www.thestreet.com - August 23 at 6:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDespite Disappointing Q2 Results, BMO Maintains Outperform On Lowe's (NYSE:LOW)
finance.yahoo.com - August 22 at 6:01 PM
capitalcube.com logoLowe’s Cos., Inc. :LOW-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 22, 2016 (NYSE:LOW)
www.capitalcube.com - August 22 at 10:36 AM
streetinsider.com logoLowe's Cos. (LOW) Declares $0.35 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield - StreetInsider.com (NYSE:LOW)
www.streetinsider.com - August 20 at 5:48 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Lowe’s Cos., Inc. : August 19, 2016 (NYSE:LOW)
www.capitalcube.com - August 19 at 5:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend (NYSE:LOW)
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 5:56 PM
publicnow.com logoLowe’s Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend (NYSE:LOW)
www.publicnow.com - August 19 at 5:56 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoHome Depot Vs. Lowe's: Who Would You Rather? (NYSE:LOW)
feeds.benzinga.com - August 19 at 12:31 PM
News IconLowe's Cos. (NYSE: LOW) Buy Rating Reiterated at Argus - BNB Daily (blog) (NYSE:LOW)
www.baseball-news-blog.com - August 19 at 8:59 AM
wsj.com logoLowe’s Lowers Its Guidance as Results Miss (NYSE:LOW)
www.wsj.com - August 18 at 6:01 PM
News IconMooresville-based Lowe’s continues to trail larger rival Home Depot (NYSE:LOW)
www.charlotteobserver.com - August 18 at 6:01 PM
News IconLowe's sinks after sales miss expectations (NYSE:LOW)
www.businessinsider.com - August 18 at 6:01 PM
wsj.com logoStocks to Watch: Target, Valeant, Lowe’s Cos. (NYSE:LOW)
blogs.wsj.com - August 18 at 6:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFollowing A Soft Q2 From Lowe's, Argus Adjusts FY17 Forecast (NYSE:LOW)
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thestreet.com logoAre You Ready to Buy Lowe's on Weakness? (NYSE:LOW)
www.thestreet.com - August 18 at 6:01 PM
bloomberg.com logoLowe's Lags Behind Home Depot With Disappointing Sales Growth - Bloomberg (NYSE:LOW)
www.bloomberg.com - August 18 at 9:03 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Lowe's Cos - saw softer comps in May stemming from Q1 project pull-f... - Reuters (NYSE:LOW)
www.reuters.com - August 18 at 9:03 AM
capitalcube.com logoLowe’s Cos., Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : LOW-US : August 18, 2016 (NYSE:LOW)
www.capitalcube.com - August 18 at 9:03 AM
usatoday.com logoWhy Lowe's didn't do as well as Home Depot (NYSE:LOW)
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bizjournals.com logoLowe's stock hammered after earnings, sales miss estimates - Charlotte Business Journal (NYSE:LOW)
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wsj.com logoStocks to Watch: Target, Valeant, Lowe's Cos. - Wall Street Journal (blog) (NYSE:LOW)
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forbes.com logoNotable Wednesday Option Activity: LOW, HD, CMI (NYSE:LOW)
www.forbes.com - August 17 at 3:22 PM
usatoday.com logoHere's why Lowe's didn't do as well as Home Depot (NYSE:LOW)
rssfeeds.usatoday.com - August 17 at 3:22 PM
forbes.com logoLowe's Companies is Oversold (NYSE:LOW)
www.forbes.com - August 17 at 1:58 PM
latimes.com logoU.S. markets dip in anticipation of release of Fed minutes (NYSE:LOW)
www.latimes.com - August 17 at 11:15 AM
bizjournals.com logoLowe's donates $500000 for Louisiana flood victims - Charlotte Business Journal (NYSE:LOW)
www.bizjournals.com - August 17 at 9:04 AM
investors.com logoValeant Upgraded; Urban Outfitters, Home Depot Price Targets Raised (NYSE:LOW)
www.investors.com - August 17 at 9:04 AM
investorplace.com logoLowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Faceplants Into a Sell Rating (NYSE:LOW)
investorplace.com - August 17 at 9:01 AM
News IconStock Futures Flat As Dollar Bounces; Target, Lowe's Take Q2 Hits (NYSE:LOW)
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investorplace.com logoLowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Faceplants Into a Sell Rating (NYSE:LOW)
investorplace.com - August 17 at 8:49 AM
marketwatch.com logoLowe's shares lower premarket despite improved Q2 results (NYSE:LOW)
feeds.marketwatch.com - August 17 at 7:45 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-Lowe's profit and sales fall short of estimates (NYSE:LOW)
feeds.reuters.com - August 17 at 7:24 AM
seekingalpha.com logoLowe's lower on earnings miss (NYSE:LOW)
seekingalpha.com - August 17 at 6:40 AM
cnbc.com logoLowe's earnings, revenue fall short of expectations (NYSE:LOW)
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investorplace.com logoLowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Is Set for a Big Day (NYSE:LOW)
investorplace.com - August 16 at 2:14 PM
bloomberg.com logoHome Depot Profit Rises 9.3% as Americans Spend on Remodels (NYSE:LOW)
www.bloomberg.com - August 16 at 9:16 AM
reuters.com logoHome Depot lifts profit forecast as housing market strengthens (NYSE:LOW)
www.reuters.com - August 16 at 9:16 AM
investopedia.com logoLowe's to Report Q2 Earnings: What to Expect? (LOW) (NYSE:LOW)
www.investopedia.com - August 16 at 9:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLowe's (LOW): Stock Likely to Beat on Earnings in Q2 Again? (NYSE:LOW)
finance.yahoo.com - August 16 at 9:16 AM
forbes.com logoHome Depot Points To Strength In Housing Market For Record Profits (NYSE:LOW)
www.forbes.com - August 16 at 9:16 AM
marketrealist.com logoWill Lowe’s Surprise Investors with Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings Growth? (NYSE:LOW)
marketrealist.com - August 16 at 9:16 AM
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investors.com logoHome Depot, TJX, Momo Near Buy Points As Earnings Due: Investing Action Plan (NYSE:LOW)
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Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Chart for Wednesday, August, 24, 2016

Last Updated on 8/24/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff