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

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$90.99 -0.57 (-0.62 %)
(As of 01/23/2019 11:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$91.56
Today's Range$90.66 - $92.23
52-Week Range$81.16 - $117.70
Volume1.47 million shs
Average Volume3.95 million shs
Market Capitalization$73.06 billion
P/E Ratio20.73
Dividend Yield2.02%
Beta1.35
Lowe'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 November 5, 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

Industry Lumber & other building materials
Sub-IndustryHome Improvement Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP54866110
Phone704-758-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$68.62 billion
Cash Flow$6.0499 per share
Book Value$7.08 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.45 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees310,000
Market Cap$73.06 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 announced 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 2.10%. 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 approved a share buyback program on Monday, January 29th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Lowe's Companies' earnings last quarter?

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 20th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.06. The home improvement retailer earned $17.42 billion during 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 for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.05 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, 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 issued an update on 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 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?

25 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Lowe's Companies' shares. Their forecasts range from $92.00 to $132.00. On average, they anticipate Lowe's Companies' stock price to reach $111.4583 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lowe's Companies.

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

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lowe's Companies in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 16 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lowe’s boasts a sturdy top-line performance since the past several quarters driven by the company’s pro-customer centric approach as well as robust marketing and merchandising efforts. Strong digital presence has also been fuelling performance. Going ahead, management continues to augment omni-channel capabilities and enhance consumers’ digital shopping experience. Lowe’s expects robust opportunities in the booming U.S. home improvements market, which gained from strong real residential investment and rise in home price during third-quarter fiscal 2018. Moreover, in the said quarter, management unveiled plans to improve merchandise through brand additions, localization and enhance value through innovation that aid driving traffic. However, Lowe’s plans to exit Orchard Supply Hardware business and Mexico retail operations along with shuttering certain non-core businesses and stores have led to higher pre-tax charges." (1/23/2019)
  • 2. 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)

Has Lowe's Companies been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about LOW stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks 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 positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Lowe's Companies earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the home improvement retailer a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

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:
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Weber, Exec. VP of HR (Age 52)
  • Mr. Marvin R. Ellison, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. David M. Denton, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Matthew V. Hollifield, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Seemantini Godbole, EVP & Chief Information Officer

Who are Lowe's Companies' major shareholders?

Lowe's Companies' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.54%), Packer & Co Ltd (0.15%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.08%), Packer & Co Ltd (0.05%) and Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.05%). 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 institutional investors are selling Lowe's Companies stock?

LOW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Packer & Co Ltd, Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc., Community Trust & Investment Co., Bank of Montreal Can, Boston Advisors LLC, Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. and Lincoln Capital Corp. 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 institutional investors are buying Lowe's Companies stock?

LOW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Packer & Co Ltd, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Suffolk Capital Management LLC, Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO, DNB Asset Management AS, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc., CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp and Confluence Investment Management LLC. 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 $91.60.

How big of a company is Lowe's Companies?

Lowe's Companies has a market capitalization of $73.55 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:  1,103 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  863 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,966
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 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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