NYSE:LOW - Lowe's Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $88.77 +2.59 (+3.01 %) (As of 11/21/2018 02:55 PM ET)Previous Close$86.18Today's Range$86.21 - $88.8752-Week Range$79.11 - $117.70Volume4.90 million shsAverage Volume5.15 million shsMarket Capitalization$73.84 billionP/E Ratio20.22Dividend Yield2.10%Beta1.52 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 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 SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:LOW Previous Symbol CUSIP54866110 Webwww.lowes.com Phone704-758-1000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.58 Current Ratio1.06 Quick Ratio0.25 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.22 Forward P/E Ratio17.17 P/E Growth1.23 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$68.62 billion Price / Sales1.05 Cash Flow$6.1348 per share Price / Cash14.47 Book Value$7.08 per share Price / Book12.54 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.39 Net Income$3.45 billion Net Margins5.58% Return on Equity71.96% Return on Assets11.30% Miscellaneous Employees310,000 Outstanding Shares808,280,000Market Cap$73.84 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. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 stock repurchase plan 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 plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are 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 (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.06. The home improvement retailer earned $17.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.36 billion. Lowe's Companies had a return on equity of 71.96% and a net margin of 5.58%. The firm's revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last 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. What guidance has Lowe's Companies issued on next quarter's earnings? Lowe's Companies issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.08-5.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.16. The company issued revenue guidance of +4% YoY to ~$70 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $71.59 billion.Lowe's Companies also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $5.08-5.13 EPS. What price target have analysts set for LOW? 32 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Lowe's Companies' stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $132.00. On average, they anticipate Lowe's Companies' share price to reach $108.7308 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lowe's Companies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lowe's Companies? 32 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 23 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? Headlines about LOW stock have trended very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lowe's Companies earned a news impact score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the home improvement retailer a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Lowe's Companies' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Lowe's Companies include Home Depot (HD), Travis Perkins (TVPKF), Floor & Decor (FND), Builders FirstSource (BLDR), BMC Stock (BMCH), Lumber Liquidators (LL), Jewett-Cameron Trading (JCTCF), Latitude 360 (LATX) and Wisdom Homes of America (WOFA). 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 51)Mr. Marvin R. Ellison, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)Ms. Tiffany L. Mason, Interim CFO, SVP of Corp. Fin. & TreasurerMr. Matthew V. Hollifield, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 52)Mr. Nelson Brian Peace, Sr. VP of Admin. (Age 52) Who are Lowe's Companies' major shareholders? Lowe's Companies' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.57%), Capital Research Global Investors (3.92%), FMR LLC (2.71%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (2.02%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.92%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.85%). Company insiders that own Lowe's Companies stock include 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 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, Matthew V Hollifield and Nelson B Peace. 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 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.. 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 $88.51. How big of a company is Lowe's Companies? Lowe's Companies has a market capitalization of $73.84 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,089 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 838 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,927MarketBeat'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 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Does the Quiet Period Work?