Stock In Spotlight: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) closed its last session at $96.93. The stock traded within a range of $94.40 and $97.40. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 80.55 Million. Trading volume for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was 8.39 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has an average volume of 6.66 Million.

Company Profile

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement company 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 living, lawn and garden, paint, millwork, flooring, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions. 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; and retail customers comprising individual homeowners and renters.

Analyst Views

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) received a Buy rating from 7 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) touched its 1-Year High price of $108.98 on 01/25/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 70.76 on 08/23/17.

EPS & Financials

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.05/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.03/Share by a difference of $0.02. This showed a surprise of 1.9% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 30 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.86/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.94/share and a low EPS of $0.69/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $15.32 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 15.74 Billion and 14.99 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has a 20-Day average volume of 6.49 Million. According to today’s trading volume Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 74.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 9.7%, Return on Equity currently is 60.7% and the Return on Investment value is 16.9%.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) gross margin percentage stands at 34.3% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 9.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 5.1 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -5.37% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.89 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 16.74 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 4.29 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 9.1%. The return on invested capital is at 16.9%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 24.17.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 16.74%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 4.29% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.