NYSE:LOW - Lowe's Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $94.98 +2.93 (+3.18 %) (As of 01/21/2019 06:00 AM ET)Previous Close$94.98Today's Range$92.68 - $95.0352-Week Range$81.16 - $117.70Volume7.21 million shsAverage Volume4.15 million shsMarket Capitalization$76.26 billionP/E Ratio21.64Dividend Yield2.02%Beta1.35 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 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 Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Lumber & other building materials Sub-IndustryHome Improvement Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:LOW Previous Symbol CUSIP54866110 Webwww.lowes.com Phone704-758-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.68 Current Ratio1.00 Quick Ratio0.18Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.64 Forward P/E Ratio18.59 P/E Growth1.32 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$68.62 billion Price / Sales1.11 Cash Flow$6.3152 per share Price / Cash Flow15.04 Book Value$7.08 per share Price / Book13.42Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.39 Net Income$3.45 billion Net Margins5.19% Return on Equity72.47% Return on Assets11.21%Miscellaneous Employees310,000 Outstanding Shares802,960,000Market Cap$76.26 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 declared 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.02%. 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 has initiated a share buyback plan on Monday, January 29th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign 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 results on Tuesday, November, 20th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.06. The home improvement retailer had revenue of $17.42 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.36 billion. Lowe's Companies had a net margin of 5.19% and a return on equity of 72.47%. The company's revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.05 EPS. 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 updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.00-6.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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? 26 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Lowe's Companies' stock. Their forecasts range from $92.00 to $132.00. On average, they anticipate Lowe's Companies' share price to reach $111.4583 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lowe's Companies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lowe's Companies? 26 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 18 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? Media stories about LOW stock have trended somewhat negative on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lowe's Companies earned a news sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the home improvement retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. 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 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Packer & Co Ltd (0.15%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.08%), Packer & Co Ltd (0.05%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). 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 major 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, Community Trust & Investment Co., Boston Advisors LLC, Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Highland Capital Management LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC and Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc.. 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 major 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, DNB Asset Management AS, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc., CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc and Douglas Lane & Associates 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 $94.98. How big of a company is Lowe's Companies? Lowe's Companies has a market capitalization of $76.26 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: 1,102 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 862 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,964MarketBeat'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 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What factors cause inflation to rise?