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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 0.13% today. In the last week its performance is 0.83%, and 8.70% for the past quarter. Currently, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has a target price of 87.36, so today’s gain of 0.13% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.75%.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), has a market cap of 73235.18, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 77.80%.

At the current price of 81.72, it has a dividend yield of 1.72%, and its target price is 87.36. 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 27.3, as well as a forward P/E of 17.29.

With a current EPS of 2.99, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 16.49%,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 20.21%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is 8.61%.

Volume today for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), is 4095216, while its average volume is 4839.45. Whilst the total gain today was 0.13%, it did have a day high of -1.89%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.18%, and 1.27% for the month. The 52-week low for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has been 31.54%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.89%.

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 1.7, and the P/S is 1.22, along with a P/B of 10.15. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 15.7.

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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