Baird Financial Group Inc. Cuts Position in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Sheri Evans
January 26, 2018

Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 61% are positive.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) have shown a high EPS growth of 19.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 27.40% yoy.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $15.35 Billion for the current quarter.

The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.27 per share, according to consensus of 19 analysts. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) on Friday, July 14 with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with "Outperform". Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. raised its holdings in Lowe's Companies by 196.8% during the third quarter. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, December 19 to "Neutral". Finally, Barclays upgraded Lowe's Companies from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $92.18. Credit Suisse maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) received a Buy rating from 6 analysts. Adirondack owns 0.2% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LOW in report on Wednesday, August 23 with "Hold" rating.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 31.61%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 15.25% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. (NYSE:LOW) has an average volume of 6.53 Million.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. has its outstanding Shares of 831 Million. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

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LoweÂ's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement firm in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Altavista Wealth Management Inc who had been investing in Lowes Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $88.55 billion market cap company. The Company offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating. The PE ratio of 25.63 helps investors explore how much they should pay for a stock based on its current earnings. The Company offers home improvement products in categories, including Lumber and Building Materials; Tools and Hardware; Appliances; Fashion Fixtures; Rough Plumbing and Electrical; Lawn and Garden; Seasonal and Outdoor Living; Paint; Flooring; Millwork, and Kitchens. Year to Date (YTD) performance of Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Altavista Wealth Management Inc increased its stake in Lowes Companies Inc (LOW) by 14.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. South State Corp now owns 16,040 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $1,319,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. LOW's profit will be $713.59M for 31.02 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW)'s value Change from Open was at 0.10% with a Gap of -0.10%.

The firm has floated short ration of 1.16%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 1.47. Optimum Investment Advisors acquired 4,220 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. Lowe's Companies's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 51.57%. (NYSE LOW) opened at 77.86 on Thursday. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.69 Million. (NYSE:LOW) for 1,818 shares. The Earnings Yield for Lowe's Companies, Inc. Old National National Bank & Trust In has 17,079 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Nbt Bancshares N A holds 1.45% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is 0.029585. 13,775 were accumulated by Macnealy Hoover Invest. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.74% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Investors may use Price to Book to display how the market portrays the value of a stock. Cap Wealth Planning Limited Liability holds 1.96% or 40,804 shares in its portfolio.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $778,532 activity. The ATR (Average True Range) value is 2.05. $163,675 worth of Lowe's Companies, Inc. Horrell Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Lowe's Companies by 2.5% in the second quarter. (NYSE:LOW) was sold by Hollifield Matthew V on Friday, September 22. (NASDAQ:WSBC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold.

Analyst Recommendations are opinions given by analysts to their clients about whether a given stock is worth buying or not. The lowest target is $21.0 while the high is $33.0. The average 1-year price target for (JAGX) reveals an average price target of $1.25 per share. The rating was reinitiated by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 2. Vetr upgraded shares of Lowe's Companies from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $83.11 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Mizuho downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $59 target in Thursday, February 2 report. The stock of WesBanco, Inc.

Among 15 analysts covering Sensata Technologies Holdings NV (NYSE:ST), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 25. To cut down amount of noise on price chart, shares of firm has 20 days moving average price of 9.38% from last close price of 106.64 and act as support or resistance of price limit.

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