Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE: LOW] jumped around 5.57 points on Thursday, while shares priced at $205.14 at the close of the session, up 2.79%. The company report on April 13, 2022 that LOWE’S LAUNCHES DEBT-FREE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR MORE THAN 300,000 ASSOCIATES.
Comprehensive program provides associates access to free tuition to build careers in technology, supply chain, data analytics and more .
Lowe’s today announced a new education program to make it easier for associates to grow their careers. The new benefit gives full-time and part-time associates access to 100 percent debt-free programs, unlocking opportunities for over 300,000 eligible associates to pursue their educational and career aspirations.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. stock is now -20.64% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. LOW Stock saw the intraday high of $207.145 and lowest of $200.03 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 263.31, which means current price is +5.38% above from all time high which was touched on 01/04/22.
Compared to the average trading volume of 4.12M shares, LOW reached a trading volume of 3249318 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say 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 $274.07 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 2.00. 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.
Gordon Haskett have made an estimate for Lowe’s Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 10, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Truist raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on January 13, 2022, representing the official price target for Lowe’s Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $280, while Evercore ISI analysts kept a Outperform rating on LOW stock. On December 16, 2021, analysts increased their price target for LOW shares from 290 to 300.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lowe’s Companies Inc. is set at 6.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for LOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for LOW in the course of the last twelve months was 22.89 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.10.
How has LOW stock performed recently?
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 0.05. With this latest performance, LOW shares dropped by -6.57% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 3.38% 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 47.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.81, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.54 for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 214.84, while it was recorded at 200.35 for the last single week of trading, and 221.66 for the last 200 days.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]: Deeper insight into the 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 +12.73 and a Gross Margin at +31.58. Lowe’s Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.74.
Lowe’s Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.
Earnings analysis for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]
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 14.45%.
Insider trade positions for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]
There are presently around $102,781 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 57,697,261, which is approximately -2.157% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 46,706,387 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.58 billion in LOW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.33 billion in LOW stock with ownership of nearly 0.971% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Lowe’s Companies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 1,076 institutional holders increased their position in Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE:LOW] by around 22,254,815 shares. Additionally, 1,107 investors decreased positions by around 30,125,796 shares, while 292 investors held positions by with 448,647,103 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 501,027,714 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LOW stock had 287 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,588,680 shares, while 129 institutional investors sold positions of 1,897,115 shares during the same period.