Lowe's Cos. Inc. (LOW)

110.96
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 111.87
Day Low/High 110.95 / 113.19
52 Wk Low/High 84.75 / 118.23
Avg Volume 4.58M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 771.80M
Market Cap 86.34B
EPS 2.80
P/E Ratio 34.90
Div & Yield 2.20 (1.77%)

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.

What's Ahead Wednesday: More Retailers Step Up and Report Quarterly Results

What's Ahead Wednesday: More Retailers Step Up and Report Quarterly Results

In 'What's Ahead on Wall Street' for Wednesday May 18, a handful of retailers are scheduled to post their latest financial results.

Can Target Deliver Strong Results in a Challenging Retail Environment?

Can Target Deliver Strong Results in a Challenging Retail Environment?

Target's profit report will be a good indicator of the health of consumer spending, according to Jharonne Martis, Director of Consumer Research at Thomson Reuters.

Novice Trade: Home Depot

Novice Trade: Home Depot

It can withstand Amazon.com's attack.

My Takeaways and Observations

My explanation for today's market advance (it's as good as anyone's!): Markets were oversold. The S&P 500 held the 50-day moving average. The put/call ratio popped back up.  From here, the key might be to watch what other asset classes rally with eq...

My Takeaways and Observations

My opening missive was "Monetary Policy in Wonderland": Central bankers have been effective in delivering a positive outcome in repressing volatility and producing higher financial prices but not in producing rising economic activity. The market bet...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day and ended the day at my highest net short exposure in over one-and-a-half years. I had my head in two research projects today rather than in the markets. It's just as well, given the action. Remember bulls/buyers live higher and be...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day asking the meaning of our investment life and ended the day closing a chapter on the life of Seth Glickenhaus.  Some divergences and concerns emerged today, though at 3:30 p.m. ET the markets were seeing the glass, again, half full...

Can Lowe's Keep Up With Home Depot's Pace?

In comparing the 2 home improvement retailers, it appears that both could be topping. 

Retail and Construction Lead U.S. Job Gains; Manufacturers Lag Behind

The U.S. economy posted another strong month of gains.

Stronger Consumer Will Boost Spring Sales Says Ace Hardware CEO

Stronger Consumer Will Boost Spring Sales Says Ace Hardware CEO

The spring home selling season is almost here and a resilient consumer is lifting more than just the big-box players like Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW).

Jim Cramer Wants to Buy Shares of Sherwin-Williams

Jim Cramer Wants to Buy Shares of Sherwin-Williams

TheStreet's Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on shares of Sherwin-Williams, following its roughly $9 billion acquisition of Valspar.

Cramer: SHW-VAL Tie-Up Shows Why It's So Tough to Bet Against This Sucker

The upside is glaring, and it is terrific.

Valspar and Sherwin-Williams Gain Strength Against Home Depot, Cramer Says

The $11.3 billion deal between the two paint companies may give them greater power against Home Depot and Lowe's.