Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE: LOW] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.53% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.62%. The company report on June 1, 2021 that Lowe’s President And CEO Marvin R. Ellison Named Chairman Of Board Of Directors.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced its board of directors has elected Marvin R. Ellison, president, chief executive officer and current director of Lowe’s, to the additional role of chairman of the board, effective immediately. Ellison succeeds Richard W. Dreiling, who has shifted from the role of chairman to lead independent director.
“Marvin has demonstrated exceptional leadership at Lowe’s since his appointment three years ago and has built an extremely talented team,” Dreiling said. “He has been the driving force behind the company’s successful transformation into a world-class, omnichannel retailer that provides outstanding customer experiences, is a great place for associates to work and consistently delivers value for our shareholders. He also deftly guided Lowe’s through the pandemic and continued to deliver for associates and our communities. The board is confident Lowe’s remains well-positioned for continued success, and we look forward to working with Marvin in this expanded capacity.”.
Over the last 12 months, LOW stock rose by 48.35%. The one-year Lowe’s Companies Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 15.71. The average equity rating for LOW stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $136.84 billion, with 718.00 million shares outstanding and 716.57 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.17M shares, LOW stock reached a trading volume of 4094475 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
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 $227.62 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 1.80. 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.
Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Lowe’s Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 19, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on May 13, 2021, representing the official price target for Lowe’s Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $240, while Atlantic Equities analysts kept a Overweight rating on LOW stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lowe’s Companies Inc. is set at 4.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for LOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.45. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 309.44. Price to Free Cash Flow for LOW in the course of the last twelve months was 18.39 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.
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 0.62. With this latest performance, LOW shares dropped by -2.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 24.04% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 48.35% 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 44.01, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 40.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.13 for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 196.35, while it was recorded at 193.41 for the last single week of trading, and 172.71 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 +12.15 and a Gross Margin at +31.44. Lowe’s Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.49.
Return on Total Capital for LOW is now 40.78, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 23.88. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 340.92, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.02. 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 1,824.01. Additionally, LOW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 94.80, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 54.28. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1,708.98, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 88.82.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] managed to generate an average of $17,091 per employee.Lowe’s Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.
LOW Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lowe’s Companies Inc. posted 3.75/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.95/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 27.10%. 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 19.14%.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $104,524 million, or 76.90% of LOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LOW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 60,591,517, which is approximately -1.649% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 53,906,962 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $10.5 billion in LOW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.12 billion in LOW stock with ownership of nearly -1.601% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Lowe’s Companies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 929 institutional holders increased their position in Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE:LOW] by around 21,998,740 shares. Additionally, 979 investors decreased positions by around 34,580,713 shares, while 276 investors held positions by with 479,908,586 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 536,488,039 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LOW stock had 179 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,663,319 shares, while 106 institutional investors sold positions of 2,547,367 shares during the same period.