Lowe's Companies Inc (LOW)

LOW (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$77.02
pos +0.69
+0.90%
Today's Range: 76.52 - 77.22 | LOW Avg Daily Volume: 5,560,700
Last Update: 06/28/17 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 4,364,839
YTD Performance: 7.33%
Open: $76.63
Previous Close: $76.33
52 Week Range: $64.87 - $86.25
Oustanding Shares: 844,226,444
Market Cap: 64,752,168,255
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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 7 7 7 7
Moderate Buy 1 2 2 2
Hold 7 8 8 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.16 2.19 2.19 2.24
Latest Dividend: 0.41
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.14%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/24/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 24.04
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LOW Sector Avg. S&P 500
24.04 24.10 30.70
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-6.41% 0.01% 60.97%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 10.10 0.20 0.07
Net Income 21.50 0.30 0.10
EPS 27.10 0.60 0.17
Earnings for LOW:
EBITDA 7.44B
Revenue 65.02B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (07/17) Qtr (10/17) FY (01/18) FY (01/19)
Average Estimate $1.62 $1.06 $4.63 $5.24
Number of Analysts 12 11 13 13
High Estimate $1.67 $1.11 $4.67 $5.42
Low Estimate $1.60 $1.04 $4.58 $5.12
Prior Year $1.37 $0.88 $3.99 $4.63
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 18.37% 20.97% 15.92% 13.29%
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Bullish
Mar 02, 2017 | 7:12 AM EST
Shares of LOW now seen reaching $80, according to Jefferies. Estimates also upped, given the company's new guidance. Hold rating.
And a kinder, gentler Trump, coupled with too much market cynicism, are the reasons why.
* Avoid retailers! 

Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

I started the day with a discussion of the new administration's policies and why I believe there are headwinds to their passage over the next few months or quarters. 
Keep this list handy as Sears' life winds down.

My Takeaways and Observatons Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. currency rose in today's trading session. The price of crude oil dropped by $0.73 to $53.10. Gold up $15, a good thing for my portfolio. Ag commodities continue their volatility: wheat down $0.07, corn down $0.015, soybeans down $0.105 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $10, a meaningful move to the upside. Bonds rallied in price and declined in yields. The 10-year dropped by eight basis points to 2.41% and the long bond by 6 bps. The 2s/10s spread flattened by nearly 3 basis points to 127 bps. Lets watch this closely in the days ahead. Munis caught a bid. Junk bonds were offered small. Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) unchanged. Banks held most of Friday's sharp gains. I was an active short seller today. Insurance was mixed. Hartford Financial (HIG) rose. I owe you all an analysis of the EPS on this one. Probably tomorrow. Brokerages a bit lower - led by Goldman Sachs (GS) (but it was a huge winner on Friday). Despite the rally in bonds, REITs were weak. I remain short iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) ( on my Best Ideas List) Fav long Oaktree Capital (OAK) , first day down in a week or more. Autos were mixed, with my pairs trade going the wrong way. Retail is a cesspool -- the Atlanta Falcons of S&P sectors. Home Depot (HD) , Nordstrom (JWN) , Lowe's (LOW) and Macy's on the downside. Watch Sears Holdings (SHLD) , another new low. Homebuilders continue to weaken. Old tech broadly lower, but fractionally so. Fertilizers for sale today. I still dont like the stocks -- with a six months time frame. Biotech unchanged though large-cap long favorite for 2017, Allergan (AGN) -- back up on the day ($3), continuing its amazing streak. Now up $40 from late December when I put name on Best Ideas List. Speculative biotech got beaten up again (Aratana Therapeutics (PETX) , Intrexon (XON) , ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) , Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , etc.). Big pharma broadly higher, but gains are small. Ag equipment a tad lower. Caterpillar (CAT) has dropped by $7 in the last week or two. That's my favorite large cap short for 2017 (opposite of AGN!). Consumer staples off on currency strength. Long fav, Campbell Soup (CPB) down a large fraction. I would be a buyer under $61/share. (T)FANG was mixed with Tesla (TSLA)  upside leader. I am looking to reestablish my ProShares Trust UltraPro Short QQQ ETF (SQQQ) long if I see any more weakness. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: 1. Jim "EL Capitan" Cramer takes an
Experience has shown me that there's too much risk in SHOS.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The market pushed back presumably after it digested the inaugural speech and absorbed the marches around the world.   I don't believ…
In spite of the National Retail Federation raising its fourth-quarter holiday sales forecast to 4% as opposed to the original 3.6% number, nearly all retailers of consequence who have issued preliminary holiday sales results (Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) , TJX Companies (TJX) , Ross Stores (ROST) , Best Buy (BBY) , Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY) and Nordstrom (JWN) have not yet released estimates) have indicated weaker comparable-store sales at their brick-and-mortar facilities. The market has punished all misses at this juncture.
The disintermediation of old-line, bricks-and-mortar retailers provides longer-term opportunities for those who buy the right companies at reasonable prices.

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