Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW] fell -19.85% so far this year. What now?

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Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE: LOW] traded at a high on 05/04/22, posting a 2.74 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $207.16. The company report on April 13, 2022 that LOWE’S LAUNCHES DEBT-FREE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR MORE THAN 300,000 ASSOCIATES.

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The results of the trading session contributed to over 4449982 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Lowe’s Companies Inc. stands at 3.69% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.15%.

The market cap for LOW stock reached $142.09 billion, with 672.00 million shares outstanding and 660.45 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.16M shares, LOW reached a trading volume of 4449982 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 $273.70 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 6.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for LOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.48. Price to Free Cash Flow for LOW in the course of the last twelve months was 22.64 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 3.80. With this latest performance, LOW shares gained by 1.49% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.10% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 3.58% 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 51.09, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.56, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.45 for Lowe’s Companies Inc. [LOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 213.27, while it was recorded at 202.96 for the last single week of trading, and 221.81 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 $100,981 million, or 77.50% 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 $9.42 billion in LOW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.22 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 May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 1,051 institutional holders increased their position in Lowe’s Companies Inc. [NYSE:LOW] by around 22,276,215 shares. Additionally, 1,135 investors decreased positions by around 29,968,073 shares, while 290 investors held positions by with 448,578,187 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 500,822,475 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LOW stock had 249 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,360,977 shares, while 150 institutional investors sold positions of 1,992,911 shares during the same period.