Lowe's Companies Inc (LOW)

LOW (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$82.90
pos +0.55
+0.67%
Today's Range: 82.12 - 82.94 | LOW Avg Daily Volume: 5,560,000
Last Update: 03/23/17 - 12:50 PM EDT
Volume: 1,426,597
YTD Performance: 15.79%
Open: $82.35
Previous Close: $82.35
52 Week Range: $64.87 - $84.00
Oustanding Shares: 866,000,000
Market Cap: 70,942,720,000
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for LOW
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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 2 2 2 2
Hold 9 9 9 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.24 2.24 2.08 2.08
Latest Dividend: 0.35
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.71%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/23/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 29.68
Price Earnings Comparisons:
LOW Sector Avg. S&P 500
29.68 23.60 30.10
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.79% 9.44% 67.21%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 5.10 0.20 0.07
Net Income 21.50 0.30 0.10
EPS 26.60 0.60 0.17
Earnings for LOW:
EBITDA 7.44B
Revenue 65.02B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (04/17) Qtr (07/17) FY (01/18) FY (01/19)
Average Estimate $1.05 $1.61 $4.64 $5.23
Number of Analysts 13 12 11 11
High Estimate $1.14 $1.66 $4.71 $5.39
Low Estimate $1.00 $1.58 $4.60 $5.08
Prior Year $0.87 $1.37 $3.99 $4.64
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 21.04% 17.82% 16.34% 12.63%
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This market malaise is politically derived, and it wouldn't take much to bring things back to life.
Politics, M&A, retail, oil -- it's hard to make sense of what's going on.
Bearish
Oct 31, 2016 | 8:22 AM EDT
LOW was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $68 price target. Signs are pointing to lower remodeling activity.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude retreated by $0.85 to under $50 a barrel. Gold gave up half of yesterday's gain ($6). Ag commodities generally rose: wheat $0.07, corn $0.05, soybeans %0.019 and oats $0.04. Lumber fell $2. Bonds fell in price and rose in yield. The 10-year yield and long bond rose by three basis points. The 2s/10s spread widened by two basis points to 93 basis points. Municipals fell as did closed-end muni bond funds. Junk bond yields followed energy prices lower. The Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) , however, was up $0.04. Banks prospered (as the yield curve steepened), hitting new multi-month highs.
Bearish
Oct 26, 2016 | 7:15 AM EDT
LOW was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $72 price target. Estimates also cut, given a more difficult consumer en...
Bearish
Oct 26, 2016 | 7:09 AM EDT
LOW was downgraded from Outperform to Neutral, Wedbush said. $73 price target. Housing cycle has likely already seen its best days.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened after making an eight-month high earlier in the morning. The price of crude oil dipped by $0.67 to $49.85 a barrel. Gold rose by $12 to $1,275. Dougie likes. SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) rose $1. Ag commodities: wheat and corn rose $0.15, soybeans fell $0.02, oats fell $0.03. Lumber down $1. Bonds showed little directional trade. The 2s/10s spread flattened by one basis point to 90 basis points. Note: I added to my financial short today. Municipals were bid -- closed end muni-bond funds were little changed. Junk bonds flat-lined, as did Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) . Banks held in well. I expanded Citigroup (C) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) shorts. Brokerages were unchanged. Insurance was under pressure with one percent declines in shorts Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) as well as Hartford Financial Services (HIG) long. Retail under siege, led by pronounced declines in Home Depot (HD) and Lowes (LOW) . But JC Penney (JCP) , Macy's (M) , Nordstrom (JWN) and others also fell. Other consumer discretionary (e.g. Starbucks (SBUX) and Disney (DIS) ) were under-performers. Old tech was uninspiring with small price changes. Autos were a big disappointment after the General Motors (GM) beat. I went from medium-sized to small yesterday. Biotech still soft with Allergan (AGN) and some speculative names "on tilt." But big pharma was strong, absolutely and relatively. Consumer staples led by Procter & Gamble (PG) (great EPS report). Long Campbell Soup (CPB) inched higher (+$0.32). (T)FANG was wobbly, with all five components lower. In individual stocks, profit taking in DuPont (DD) (after a good quarter). Same with Radian (RDN) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) managed to lift by a nickel after a good day on Monday. Here are some rich and value-added contributions on our site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on a worrisome weak market sector - home improvement. 2. Jack Mohr "research" on whether Apple might join the AT&T/Time Warner merger. As usual, solid analysis from Jack. 3. Rev Shark on market apathy.  4. Though I am not in agreement, Mike "Stormin'" Norman on the national debt.  5.
Retail is a conspicuous loser this morning after bad misses at Masco (MAS) , Sherwin-Williams (SHW) , Whirlpool (WHR) and by several restaurant chains.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil declined by four bits to $49.86. Gold flatlined. Ag commodities rallied: wheat up $0.02, corn up $0.01, soybeans up $0.16 and oats up $0.02. Lumber fell an outsized $9 and closed at a multi-week low. Peak housing? Bonds rallied (I covered a large portion of my bond short early in the day). Yields fell by two to three basis points The 10-year U.S. note yield fell below 1.77% -- though Tepper was quite bearish on bonds. The 2s/10s spread was flat at 95 basis points. Municipals were actually slightly higher in price, but that didn't keep closed-end municipal bond funds from getting schmeissed. the lack of liquidity in that asset class was a subject I wrote about midday. Look at BlackRock Inv. Quality Munic. Trust (BKN) , Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (VPV) , Etrion (ETX) , BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (BLE) (more declines of 1.5% to 3%) after a similar drop on Friday! This is supposed to be a conservative asset class, but these funds have lost nearly their annual dividend yields in two days! Junk bonds were slightly weaker but, again, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) had an outsized decline. Stay far from both closed end municipal bond funds and BGB. Banks were disappointing for the second day in a row. I have expressed my views here. Short JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF is my Trade of the Week -- down a dime from my cost on the day). See Jim's good columns on sector below. Surprising executive departure at Visa causes price weakness. Insurance was unchanged to lower but brokerages got hit after Friday's strength. Old tech was uneventful. IBM (IBM) down $1 after a slight beat. Retail was a conspicuous market blemish across the board weakness. Home Depot (HD) , Lowe's (LOW)  , Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN) featured losers. Biotech after a very weak Friday. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) (Ackman) new low, Allergan (AGN)  down $4, but Celgene (CELG)  up $1. Big pharma down small. Consumer staples weakened. Core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , a new low. Autos lower -- Ford at another low. Ag equipment down modestly. (T)FANG mixed. Netflix (NFLX) up big on a nice beat (I remain small short the name) Amazon (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer had several posts on banks.
Bearish
Oct 17, 2016 | 7:18 AM EDT
LOW was removed from the Conviction Buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Industry should see lower near-term growth.

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