Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) Shares Bought by Cetera Advisors LLC

Marco Green
January 14, 2018

As of late, the Street has taken a bit closer look at shares of Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowes Cos Inc Com now has $83.69B valuation. (NYSE LOW) traded up $5.12 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $100.86. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.20, for a total value of $268,830.40. Lowe's Companies, Inc. has a 1-year low of $70.76 and a 1-year high of $102.28. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTE (OTCMKTS:SIUIF) had an increase of 6.1% in short interest. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 24th will be paid a $0.41 dividend. The SI to Sprague Resources LP's float is 0.79%. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $10.12. About 26,528 shares traded or 12.84% up from the average. The earnings per share growth over the next five years are expected to be 13.91%. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. Also, COO Ricky D. Damron sold 17,225 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 9th. 7,853 shares were sold by Hollifield Matthew V, worth $614,857. Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management acquired a new position in Lowe's Cos. during the second quarter valued at about $103,000. (NYSE:LOW) for 104,900 shares. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,787,825 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock worth $293,669,000 after purchasing an additional 3,544,665 shares during the last quarter. LOW's profit will be $713.60 million for 29.32 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.71, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.12. The institutional investor owned 57,076 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock after selling 178,866 shares during the quarter.

Provident Trust Co holds 7.66% of its portfolio in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. for 1.28 million shares. Bessemer Gp Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Hemenway Tru Communication Limited Co owns 3,700 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its stake in shares of Lowe's Companies by 8.3% in the second quarter. Atria Investments LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Lowe's Companies by 30.6% during the 2nd quarter. Pinnacle Prtn stated it has 2,693 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies stated it has 0.11% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Board has 0.23% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 22 with "Outperform". Murphy Pohlad Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 1.31% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. The institutional investor held 106,271 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.50M, down from 117,452 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cap Counsel holds 58,712 shares or 2.03% of its portfolio. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in Lowe's Companies, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Friday, February 19. Lowe's Companies Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, September 28. Morgan Stanley maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Argus Research.

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Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Thursday, November 23. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lowe's Companies from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10% negative EPS growth. The company has market cap of $72.25 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Refined Products, Natural Gas, Materials Handling, and Other Operations. The Refined Products segment purchases and sells various refined products, such as heating oil, diesel fuel, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel, gasoline, and asphalt to wholesale and commercial customers. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 31% are positive. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.'s holdings in Lowe's Companies were worth $4,563,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Monday, January 4 to "Outperform". The stock has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 24. Oppenheimer maintained it with "Buy" rating and $100.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. Synacor, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC) has risen 15.89% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. Its down 0.57, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. Westwood Holdings Group Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 8,050 shares. 6 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. Cohen & Steers invested in 0.01% or 177,650 shares. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Liability invested 0.01% in Synacor, Inc. Kayne Anderson Capital Advsrs L P, California-based fund reported 826,554 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd Llc owns 10,785 shares. Founders Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 10,353 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings.

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