Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) shares traded 0.36% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $84.05. The stock exchanged hands 4.55 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 5.07 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $72.12 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $89.08 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 26 opinions.
Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) high price target of $100 and with a conservative view have low price target of $69.
Bernstein “Initiates Coverage On” Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) in a research note issued to investors on 2/07/17 to Underperform with price target of $66.
Additionally on 12/19/16 Citigroup “Downgrades” Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) to Neutral setting price target at $0 and on 11/17/16 Telsey Advisory Group “Downgrades” the stock to Market Perform at $0. Furthermore on 10/31/16 PiperJaffray “Downgrades” the stock to Neutral.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 48.43 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.05, Consequently Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.22%, 1.19% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.08.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.2. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.
According to analysts Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $1 and can go high up to $1.13. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.06 derived from a total of 28 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.07. The company posted an earnings surprise of 8.9%.
While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 18.2% whereas during current quarter it has 21.8% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 16.3% during current year and 14% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) observed at 22.54%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 15.6% over growth.
Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $16.96 Billion according to 25 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $17.77 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $16.43 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $68.31 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $67.32 Billion and high estimates of $68.86 Billion according to 28 number of analysts.
Currently Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.1%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 78.1%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -38.96%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -0.65%.
Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) 52-week high price stands at $86.25 and low price stands at $64.28, its price distance from 52-week high is -2.55% while its distance from 52-week low price is 30.75%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 05/09/17, and 52-week low on 11/09/16.
Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $65.02 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 1.11. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $7.41 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 11.34, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.67, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 124.71. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 1.62 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 24.18.