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How has Lowe’s Companies, Inc.:(NYSE:LOW) performed recently?

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 68646.32. It is in the Home Improvement Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 24.75, a forward P/E of 16.3 and EPS of 3.11. At a stock price of 76.9 (-0.74%) it has a dividend yield of 1.82%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 13.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 0.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 17.37% and more long-term 16.37% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 3.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 5.30%.

For performance, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.18%. For the last month performance for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is -6.53%. While the last quarter is -3.88% and half year, 14.78%. Finally for the year, performance is 13.12%.

The 52-week high for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., is at -7.67%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 23.78%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.80% and 2.43% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.52%, and for the month it is 1.48%. Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has a target price of 87.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.11, and for total debt/equity Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has 2.29. The gross margin is 34.70%, while operating margin is 8.80%, the profit margin is 4.60%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 76.40%. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a payout ratio of 38.20%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 892.67. The shares float is 876.91, with the float short at 0.83%, with short ratio coming to 1.49.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Lowe’s Companies, Inc., get 8.10%, with its returns on investment at 15.30%. Return on equity is 37.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 87.65, reached soon?

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