Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) EPS Estimated At $1.29 on May, 23

Marco Green
April 22, 2018

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.84 billion market cap company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 15,144,020 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $1,210,613,000 after buying an additional 4,351,830 shares in the last quarter. LOW has 7.57 million volume or 3.88% up from normal. (NYSE:LOW). New York-based Canandaigua National Bank has invested 0.46% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 6.16%. The company has a market capitalization of $71,346.80, a P/E ratio of 21.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 1.30. The home improvement retailer reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.87 by ($0.13). Cohen Lawrence B owns 6,121 shares. Sold All: 2 Reduced: 4 Increased: 7 New Position: 5. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.39% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on May, 23. That's $0.26 up or 25.24 % from 2017's earnings of $1.03. V's profit will be $2.30B for 30.44 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (TLT) by 2,659 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 51,863 shares, and cut its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE). Its down 1.8% from 3.05M shares previously. Eastman Chemical Co (NYSE:EMN) was raised too.

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.65. It worsened, as 48 investors sold LOW shares while 437 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in LOW. Investors holded 589.78 million in 2017Q3 but now own 585.84 million shares or 0.67% less. Essex Financial reported 4,040 shares. Busey Company accumulated 1.58% or 132,942 shares.

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc holds 0.49% of its portfolio in BSQUARE Corporation for 795,935 shares. S&Co invested 0.08% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by JP Morgan. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 37,409 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn owns 25 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:LOW). Bragg Financial Advsr reported 0.57% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Kdi Partners Ltd Company holds 0.98% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lau Assocs Ltd Company holds 1.04% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Trust Department Mb Comml Bank N A invested in 225 shs or 0% of the stock. Sib Ltd holds 25,332 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported 2.48M shares. Gabelli also issued estimates for Lowe's Companies' FY2020 earnings at $6.00 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $6.90 EPS, FY2022 earnings at $7.85 EPS and FY2023 earnings at $8.70 EPS. On Wednesday, November 22 Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LOW in report with "Hold" rating. Therefore 68% are positive.

Investment analysts at Gabelli issued their FY2019 EPS estimates for Lowe's in a research report issued on Wednesday, April 11th, according to Zacks Investment Research. Moreover, Blue Capital has 0.14% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Bernstein initiated the stock with "Underperform" rating in Monday, February 6 report. Lowe's presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $98.44. The firm has "Hold" rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, March 1. The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, January 2.

Among 35 analysts covering Lowe's Companies Inc. Piper Jaffray has "Hold" rating and $82.0 target. Smith Chas P & Associates PA Cpas' holdings in Lowe's Companies were worth $836,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. (NYSE:LOW) has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, March 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Hold" on Thursday, March 1. The stock has "Buy" rating by Telsey Advisory on Thursday, March 1. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, November 19 with "Buy".

BSQUARE Corporation provides software solutions and related engineering services to businesses that develop, market, and sell standalone intelligent systems in North America, Asia, and Europe. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. The firm transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. The Company operates approximately 1,860 home improvement and hardware stores, representing approximately 200 million square feet of retail selling space. The stock decreased 2.69% or $2.66 during the last trading session, reaching $96.34. About 836,655 shares traded. (OTCMKTS:NSFDF) has 0.00% since April 22, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 24.18% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. Lowe's Companies has a twelve month low of $70.76 and a twelve month high of $108.98. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $83.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $76.67. UAL was included in 10 notes of analysts from August 23, 2016. On Monday, November 27 the firm has "Outperform" rating given by Raymond James. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Monday, October 30. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 9th. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to "Neutral" on Tuesday, November 28.

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