Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE: LOW] gained 0.64% on the last trading session, reaching $193.62 price per share at the time. The company report on July 20, 2021 that ‘100 Hometowns’ Revealed: Lowe’s Announces 100 Community Impact Projects As Part Of 100th Birthday Celebration.
Lowe’s helping communities in 36 states to rebuild from natural disasters, repair critical housing, restore beloved community centers, revive green spaces and much more.
After 100 years of serving communities, Lowe’s revealed the 100 impact projects out of more than 2,200 submissions that are the cornerstone of 100 Hometowns, an initiative to celebrate Lowe’s centennial.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. represents 718.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $134.10 billion with the latest information. LOW stock price has been found in the range of $191.96 to $194.32.
If compared to the average trading volume of 3.86M shares, LOW reached a trading volume of 2528106 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $228.75 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.
Wedbush have made an estimate for Lowe’s Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 26, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on May 19, 2021, representing the official price target for Lowe’s Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $235, while Oppenheimer analysts kept a Outperform rating on LOW stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lowe’s Companies Inc. is set at 3.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for LOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.42. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 312.29. Price to Free Cash Flow for LOW in the course of the last twelve months was 18.02 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.
Trading performance analysis for LOW stock
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.60. With this latest performance, LOW shares dropped by -0.30% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 30.20% 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 48.47, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.50, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.47 for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 192.68, while it was recorded at 195.62 for the last single week of trading, and 178.70 for the last 200 days.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
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.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]
There are presently around $103,710 million, or 77.60% of LOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LOW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 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 $10.44 billion in LOW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.08 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 897 institutional holders increased their position in Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE:LOW] by around 20,807,067 shares. Additionally, 965 investors decreased positions by around 34,296,065 shares, while 314 investors held positions by with 480,534,315 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 535,637,447 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LOW stock had 146 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,220,048 shares, while 101 institutional investors sold positions of 2,969,449 shares during the same period.