Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE: LOW] price plunged by -1.50 percent to reach at -$2.4. The company report on December 12, 2020 that The Government of Canada welcomes report from Industry Strategy Council.
The Council’s work has already helped inform the government’s actions, including the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and some measures outlined in the Fall Economic Statement.
OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 11, 2020 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada recognizes that a smooth economic recovery will require continued collaboration between the public and private sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the government created the Industry Strategy Council, bringing together business leaders to offer experienced perspectives from key sectors of our economy and to engage with a diverse set of businesses and stakeholders from coast to coast to coast, including labour and Indigenous peoples.
A sum of 5223688 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 4.70M shares. Lowe’s Companies Inc. shares reached a high of $160.11 and dropped to a low of $157.48 until finishing in the latest session at $157.82.
The one-year LOW stock forecast points to a potential upside of 16.22. The average equity rating for LOW stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
Guru’s Opinion on Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LOW shares is $188.37 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LOW stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for Lowe’s Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on December 10, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price from $185 to $190. The new note on the price target was released on November 12, 2020, representing the official price target for Lowe’s Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $181, while Gordon Haskett analysts kept a Accumulate rating on LOW stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lowe’s Companies Inc. is set at 4.35, with the Price to Sales ratio for LOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 29.12, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.04. Price to Free Cash Flow for LOW in the course of the last twelve months was 14.20 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.
LOW Stock Performance Analysis:
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.21. With this latest performance, LOW shares dropped by -0.11% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 33.52% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LOW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.54, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.78 for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 162.35, while it was recorded at 156.28 for the last single week of trading, and 136.45 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Lowe’s Companies Inc. Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.12 and a Gross Margin at +30.05. Lowe’s Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.92.
Return on Total Capital for LOW is now 28.86, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 20.96. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 151.99, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.29. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1,204.36. Additionally, LOW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 92.33, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 57.94. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1,050.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 80.52.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] managed to generate an average of $13,338 per employee.Lowe’s Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
LOW Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lowe’s Companies Inc. posted 0.94/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.91/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LOW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Lowe’s Companies Inc. go to 23.13%.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $90,087 million, or 79.60% of LOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LOW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 63,783,544, which is approximately -0.816% of the company’s market cap and around 0.06% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 55,745,489 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.8 billion in LOW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.32 billion in LOW stock with ownership of nearly -2.767% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Lowe’s Companies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 822 institutional holders increased their position in Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE:LOW] by around 33,962,936 shares. Additionally, 931 investors decreased positions by around 36,283,522 shares, while 251 investors held positions by with 500,577,060 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 570,823,518 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LOW stock had 193 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,277,670 shares, while 87 institutional investors sold positions of 4,804,348 shares during the same period.