Lowe's Companies Inc (LOW)

LOW (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$72.31
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 71.08 - 72.81 | LOW Avg Daily Volume: 6,473,800
Last Update: 12/02/16 - 4:01 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -7.22%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $71.00
52 Week Range: $62.62 - $83.65
Oustanding Shares: 869,847,152
Market Cap: 61,759,147,792
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for LOW
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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 8 11 10
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 9 8 5 5
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.08 1.97 1.64 1.68
Latest Dividend: 0.35
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.97%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/23/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 25.72
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LOW Sector Avg. S&P 500
25.72 25.80 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-7.85% -5.60% 48.59%
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
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (01/17) Qtr (04/17) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $0.78 $1.03 $3.92 $4.57
Number of Analysts 12 10 12 14
High Estimate $0.80 $1.12 $3.94 $4.70
Low Estimate $0.75 $0.94 $3.89 $4.40
Prior Year $0.59 $0.87 $3.29 $3.92
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 32.63% 18.74% 19.07% 16.69%
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The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes were Much Ado about Nothing. Danielle "Double D" Dimartino Booth went "Don Henley" on us. Are we "Peak U.S. Consumer"? Click here and here for details. We're Peak Hedge Funds for sure. I sold half of our Trade of the Week -- puts on the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) -- for a profit. But I added to my long of the ProShares UltraShort S&P 50
The sudden dearth of momentum will give us some good opportunities, but watch accounts closely.
"Peak Autos" have become more evident recently, as have recent shortfalls in many retailers' top lines, culminating in this morning's sales miss from Lowe's (LOW) and second-half guidedown from Target (TGT) .
I expect retail stocks to fall today given the disappointing quarterly earnings and/or forward guidance this morning from Lowe's (LOW) and Target (TGT) .
Lowe's slashes its full-year outlook while Cisco is reportedly laying off thousands of employees.
But perhaps the economy is a bit like the Washington gridlock.

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."
The appliance maker may be one way to play the looming refinance boom.
Let me give you the unassailable themes.
With a bit more downside, patient bulls will be presented with a low-risk entry opportunity.

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