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Is Lowe’s Companies, Inc.(NYSE: LOW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is in the Home Improvement Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., is 4863.27, and so far today it has a volume of 3110438. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is 8.36%.

To help you determine whether Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.24 and forward P/E is 17.26. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.64. P/S ratio is 1.21 and the P/B ratio is 10.13. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.55 and 21.57 respectively.

At the current price Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is trading at, 81.2 (-0.27% today), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.72%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 37.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.99, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.53% after growing 0.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 37.30%, and 7.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 891.1, and the number of shares float is 884.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 77.70%. The float short is 1.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.24. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.10%, and also a return on investment of 15.30%.

The ability for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.99 and total debt/equity is 2.14. In terms of margins, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 34.70%, with its operating margin at 8.80%, and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a profit margin of 4.60%.

The 52 week high is -2.51%, with 30.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.22% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.80%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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