NYSE:LOW - Lowe's Companies Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$99.58 +1.28 (+1.30 %)
(As of 07/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$99.58
Today's Range$98.87 - $100.74
52-Week Range$70.76 - $108.98
Volume5.20 million shs
Average Volume4.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$81.27 billion
P/E Ratio22.68
Dividend Yield1.65%
LoweLowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It offers a line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. The company provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, paint, millwork, flooring, and kitchens, as well as outdoor power equipment. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private branded products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers. As of March 26, 2018, it operated 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com and Lowesforpros.com; and through mobile applications. Lowe's Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Lumber & other building materials
Sub-IndustryHome Improvement Retail


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.60
Current Ratio1.02
Quick Ratio0.18


Trailing P/E Ratio22.68
Forward P/E Ratio18.27
P/E Growth1.1

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$68.62 billion
Price / Sales1.18
Cash Flow$6.3145 per share
Price / Cash15.77
Book Value$7.08 per share
Price / Book14.06


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.39
Net Income$3.45 billion
Net Margins5.55%
Return on Equity66.36%
Return on Assets10.34%


Outstanding Shares816,150,000
Market Cap$81,272.62

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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, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 25th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share on Wednesday, August 8th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 24th. This is a positive change from Lowe's Companies's previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. View Lowe's Companies' Dividend History.

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

Lowe's Companies declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Monday, January 29th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Lowe's Companies' earnings last quarter?

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The home improvement retailer reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.03. The home improvement retailer earned $17.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $17.44 billion. Lowe's Companies had a return on equity of 66.36% and a net margin of 5.55%. Lowe's Companies's quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 earnings per share. 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, August, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Lowe's Companies.

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

Lowe's Companies updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.40-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.45. The company issued revenue guidance of +5% YoY to ~$71.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $71.22 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LOW?

32 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Lowe's Companies' stock. Their forecasts range from $82.00 to $129.00. On average, they anticipate Lowe's Companies' stock price to reach $101.4074 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Lowe's Companies.

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

32 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 24 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Lowe’s have declined in the past three months. The company has been delivering lower-than-expected bottom line results for two consecutive quarters. Incidentally, performance during first-quarter fiscal 2018 was negatively impacted by unfavorable weather conditions in several regions, which led to delayed spring season sales. 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. On the flip side, the company has been delivering sturdy comps growth, courtesy of well-chalked brand and sales augmenting efforts 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." (5/24/2018)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We view today’s announcement as a positive catalyst for shares, and the first step in what we believe to be a likely multi-year turnaround at LOW. Based on our analysis, we calculate at least $900M in cost saving opportunities and see potential for 25-35% share upside over 2-3 years assuming the low end of 2-3 pts of EBIT margin improvement and 2-3x P/E turns. LOW is to report Q1 EPS tomorrow morning (5/23), and we look for incremental color on LOW 9am conference call. Reiterate Outperform." (5/22/2018)

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:
  • Mr. Marshall A. Croom, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Weber, Chief HR Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Michael P. McDermott, Chief Customer Officer (Age 48)
  • Mr. Marvin R. Ellison, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Richard D. Maltsbarger, Chief Operating Officer (Age 42)

Has Lowe's Companies been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about LOW stock has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lowe's Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the home improvement retailer an impact score of 47.53 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Lowe's Companies' major shareholders?

Lowe's Companies' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC (1.02%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.07%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.04%), Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL (0.04%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.03%) and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.03%). Company insiders that own Lowe's Companies stock include 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 institutional investors are selling Lowe's Companies stock?

LOW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cullinan Associates Inc., Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Cito Capital Group LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL, Union Bankshares Corp and Legacy Private Trust Co.. Company insiders that have sold Lowe's Companies company stock in the last year include Matthew V Hollifield, Nelson B Peace and Paul D Ramsay. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lowe's Companies.

Which institutional investors are buying Lowe's Companies stock?

LOW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ironsides Asset Advisors LLC, Ledyard National Bank, Arbor Investment Advisors LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Confluence Investment Management LLC and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd. 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 $99.58.

How big of a company is Lowe's Companies?

Lowe's Companies has a market capitalization of $81.27 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.

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:  935 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  738 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,673
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 7/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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