Lowe's Companies Inc (LOW)

LOW (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$82.28
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 81.88 - 82.54 | LOW Avg Daily Volume: 4,917,900
Last Update: 07/29/16 - 4:05 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 8.21%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $82.27
52 Week Range: $62.62 - $83.65
Oustanding Shares: 886,104,716
Market Cap: 72,899,834,985
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LOW
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 10 11 11 11
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 1
Hold 5 5 5 4
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.68 1.64 1.64 1.53
Latest Dividend: 0.35
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.70%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/18/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 27.33
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LOW Sector Avg. S&P 500
27.33 27.30 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
8.23% 19.70% 89.41%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 5.10 0.20 0.05
Net Income -5.60 0.30 0.09
EPS 0.70 0.60 0.17
Earnings for LOW:
EBITDA 6.56B
Revenue 59.07B
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar was weaker. Crude oil dropped by nearly $1 to $41.10. The causality between energy prices and junk bonds and equities have disconnected recently. Gold rose by $7 to $1,333. Agricultural commodities: wheat -3, corn -3, soybeans -7. Lumber -3. Bonds were weaker despite poor economic data and a downbeat Atlanta Fed GDP forecast. I believe that the fixed-income market is discounting a recession. The 10-year U.S. note lost one basis point in yield to 1.50% and the long bond was flat, yielding 2.22%. The 2s/10s spread was relatively flat at 79 basis points. Municipals were up small. Closed-end muni bond funds were mixed. Junk bonds acted junky. Banks and insurance stocks were mixed and brokerages were lower. Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) was up eight cents -- a new (small) short based on the flattening in the yield curve and the prospects for deteriorating domestic economic growth. Autos were lower on Ford's negative guidance and outlook. Oil stocks weakened off of crude oil's continued dive. Retail stocks, save Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's(LOW) (which were stronger), faltered. Agricultural equipment gave back recent gains; I missed shorting Caterpillar (CAT) (which I wanted to execute) but was not around this morning. Media was lower, and was old tech. Staples picked up a bid after recent weakness. Biotech was flat after spirited action yesterday. (T)FANG featured big rips by GOOGL and AMZN after the close and post earnings. In individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) continued to gain (up $1.50) and DuPont (DD) might have an appointment with $70a share. Here are some value added contributions on our site today:: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on Ford and peak autos. Thanks for the shout-out, Jimmy!  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on the Federal Open Market Committee, gold, aluminum and Ford.  Big Jim Gentile on autos -- fuhgetabout 'em!  RevShark on the prospects for a market breakout. The Divine Ms M on the subsurface "action."
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. currency weakened. The price of crude oil rallied by 67 cents after yesterday's schmeissing. Gold climbed by five bucks to $1,364. Agricultural commodities: wheat -6, corn -9, soybean flattish after yesterday's crash, oats +2. Bonds were flat after starting the day strong. The yield on the 10-year note and long bond were up one basis point to 1.38% and 2.14%, respectively. The 2s/10s spread was down to eighty basis points. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end muni bond funds were mixed. The high-yield bond market prospered again. Banks were up, but not considerably. They seem to be laboring under the obvious pressures. Brokerages were flattish, disappointing after the schmeissing recently. The same applies to life insurance stocks, which can't get out of their own way. Now we have 30% plus gain in our shorts of Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET), which is a good thing. Retail was higher after serial weakness this year. My shorts Nordstrom (JWN) and Foot Locker (FL) were up large fractions. Home Depot (HD) retains sector leadership, but Bruce Kamich disses Lowe's (LOW).  Auto stocks are laboring under a peak print months ago in the seasonally adjusted annual rate; after the close, S&P lowered its auto sales forecasts. Energy stocks were mixed to higher. Old tech was dull with little price movement. Staples were stable. Media was quiet, though my short Disney (DIS) was up 60 cents. A nice boost in biotech. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was up $5 and from these levels I could see some continued strength. Valeant (VRX) was an upside feature, rising more than 15%. (T)FANG was led by Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN). In individual stocks, my long fav DuPont was weak (I am buying), Twitter (TWTR) was flat, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was down a half buck and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was slightly higher on the day. My short Apple (AAPL) up 50 cents. Away from our site here are two good reads: Andrew Sorkin's summer reading list.  Knowledge@Wharton on China's debt load.  There also was a lot of value-added product on our site today: Spy vs. Spy on oil with Jim "El Capitan" Cramer and Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins.  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross is long and strong gold.  Mike "Stormin" Norman lives up to his name as he
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