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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 -0.75% today. In the last week its performance is -1.46%, and -3.95% for the past quarter. Currently, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has a target price of 87.65, so today’s gain of -0.75% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.05%.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), has a market cap of 66396.25, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 76.40%.

At the current price of 75.44, it has a dividend yield of 1.86%, and its target price is 87.65. This is with a profit margin of 4.60%, and total debt/equity of 2.29. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has a P/E of 24.28, as well as a forward P/E of 16.

With a current EPS of 3.11, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 17.26%,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 16.37%.

Performance for the year is 10.58%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is 0.40%.

Volume today for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), is 5479300, while its average volume is 4807.74. Whilst the total gain today was -0.75%, it did have a day high of -9.43%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.15%, and 1.46% for the month. The 52-week low for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has been 21.43%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.43%.

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 5.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 2.11, and has a current ratio of 1 and 0.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Lowe’s Companies, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.48, and the P/S is 1.09, along with a P/B of 9.63. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 30.8.

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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