Lowe's Cos. Inc. (LOW)

102.50
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 103.75
Day Low/High 102.47 / 104.31
52 Wk Low/High 84.75 / 118.23
Avg Volume 4.79M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 782.92M
Market Cap 81.23B
EPS 2.80
P/E Ratio 35.05
Div & Yield 2.20 (1.83%)

My Short Take on Lowe's and Target's Earnings

I expect retail stocks to fall today given the disappointing quarterly earnings and/or forward guidance this morning from Lowe's and Target . I'll be buying J.C. Penney on any weakness, and I remain short on Foot Locker , Nordstrom and Starbucks .

Morning Movers: LOW, TGT, CSCO, URBN

Morning Movers: LOW, TGT, CSCO, URBN

Lowe's slashes its full-year outlook while Cisco is reportedly laying off thousands of employees.

What to Watch Wednesday: Target Earnings, Fed Minutes

What to Watch Wednesday: Target Earnings, Fed Minutes

On Wednesday, August 17, Target releases quarterly earnings, while the Federal Reserve unveils the minutes of its July policy meeting.

What to Watch This Week: Walmart and Target Earnings, Federal Reserve Speakers

What to Watch This Week: Walmart and Target Earnings, Federal Reserve Speakers

Retail earnings and Federal Reserve speakers will be in focus for the week of August, 15.

Cramer: The Slowdown and Acceleration Camps Can't Both Be Right

Cramer: The Slowdown and Acceleration Camps Can't Both Be Right

But perhaps the economy is a bit like the Washington gridlock.

My Takeaways and Observations

I had a hectic day and a hectic week! All over the place, literally. On investment process, I'm keeping it real.  Beware of taking heads who have high conviction in their commodities price forecasts. A breakdown in the price of crude oil, Equity Res...

UTX, Lowe's and Apple Heading Higher Says Markets Strategist

UTX, Lowe's and Apple Heading Higher Says Markets Strategist

The bull-run may have taken a pause, but it is far from over. That's good news for stocks like United Technologies, Lowe's and Apple.

Why Whirlpool May Whip Up Better Times

Why Whirlpool May Whip Up Better Times

The appliance maker may be one way to play the looming refinance boom.

Cramer: These Stocks Are the Key to the Bull Market

Cramer: These Stocks Are the Key to the Bull Market

Let me give you the unassailable themes.

Lowe's Fades, Will Revisit Key Support Soon

Lowe's Fades, Will Revisit Key Support Soon

With a bit more downside, patient bulls will be presented with a low-risk entry opportunity.

Cramer: 10 Stocks That Need to Start Doing Better

Cramer: 10 Stocks That Need to Start Doing Better

They need to do something that makes them stand out as stocks you want to own, not avoid.

4 Ways to Play the Not-Dead U.S. Consumer

4 Ways to Play the Not-Dead U.S. Consumer

Take part in a mini retail revival ahead their earnings season in early August.

My Takeaways and Observations

One note to start: I constantly try to be ahead of Group Stink, which is pervasive in the business media, and if I am not, please inform me! I don't want to write the obvious or mimic consensus through a rear-view mirror. That would not be value-add...

The Good News May Be Behind Lowe's

After upside progress, the second half of 2016 could see a correction.

Americans Set to Celebrate Their Independence at the Cash Register

Americans are expected to spend about $71.34 per household on the festivities alone. 

Tractor Supply Gets Plowed Under; Same for Home Depot and Lowe's?

Tractor Supply's negative update suggests risk to comps of both its main rivals. 

My Takeaways and Observations

Perhaps more than ever, the market has no memory from day. Stocks closed up by 35 handles and ended at the day's high. What were the odds of this occurring at yesterday's close? Enough said. I got lucky and got slightly net long and covered a lot of...

Closing Bell: Hertz to Split in Two; Yellen, Crude Buoy Market

Closing Bell: Hertz to Split in Two; Yellen, Crude Buoy Market

U.S. stocks ended Monday around session highs even as Fed Chair Janet Yellen remained vague on the central bank's rate-hike plans.

My Takeaways and Observations

Buyers live higher, sellers live lower. Markets are still Fed-centric and governed by the last lean by Yellen. Ali Ali Ali!  Here's a very good column from El Capitan.   Apple (AAPL) is Crapple (Part Deux)  Fastenal (FAST) is always a good proxy for...

Cramer: Don't Let Cadence Worries Put You Off Zoe's Kitchen

Cadence is a relative issue, but some analysts are regarding it as absolute.

Lowe's Is About to Head Much Lower

The key now is to prevent those wonderful gains from becoming potential losses.

Did Fed Hawks Notice Walmart's Earnings?

Retailer's results might make them have second thoughts about a rate hike.

Lowe's Seems Too High To Buy

Lowe's Seems Too High To Buy

The retailer's upside appears limited based on historic multiples, so wait for a pullback.

Lowe's upgraded at Citi

Despite the Positives, It's Best to Hold Your Fire on Target

Sales numbers were good compared to most rivals, but approach with caution.

Cramer: Home Improvement Is Very Hard to Amazon

Cramer: Home Improvement Is Very Hard to Amazon

Lowe's strong results illustrated that home improvement retailers cannot be undermined by online giant Amazon.com, says Jim Cramer.

Here Are Amazon-Proof Stocks for Your Portfolio

These names play in sectors that Amazon isn't disrupting and is unlikely to disrupt anytime soon for specific reasons.

Fed Minutes Could Help Struggling Markets as Futures Continue Decline

Target was down 8% premarket, following its latest earnings release. 

Lowe's Blows Away Estimates, Goldman Says Put Your Money in Credit

Lowe's Blows Away Estimates, Goldman Says Put Your Money in Credit

Another positive earnings report from a home improvement retailer.

Cramer: The Bulls Really Have Only One Hope

The Fed heads need to listen to the conference calls.