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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) which is in the industry Home Improvement Stores, gaining 0.99% today. In the last week its performance is -1.62%, and 8.18% for the past quarter. Currently, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has a target price of 86.83, so today’s gain of 0.99% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.61%.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), has a market cap of 71712.84, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 77.90%.

At the current price of 81.74, it has a dividend yield of 1.73%, and its target price is 86.83. This is with a profit margin of 4.60%, and total debt/equity of 2.14. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has a P/E of 27.08, as well as a forward P/E of 17.16.

With a current EPS of 2.99, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 16.53%,Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 13.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 16.02%.

Performance for the year is 17.57%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is 7.72%.

Volume today for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), is 1203931, while its average volume is 4884.63. Whilst the total gain today was 0.99%, it did have a day high of -1.86%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.32%, and 1.30% for the month. The 52-week low for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has been 31.57%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.86%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 15.30%, and its return on assets is 8.10%. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has an operating margin of 8.80%. With a sales growth of -46.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 1.99, and has a current ratio of 1.2 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Lowe’s Companies, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.69, and the P/S is 1.19, along with a P/B of 10.07. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 15.37.

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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