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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 4858.02, and so far today it has a volume of 7467000. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is -1.34%.

To help you determine whether Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.86 and forward P/E is 15.72. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.46. P/S ratio is 1.07 and the P/B ratio is 9.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 30.26 and 20.99 respectively.

At the current price Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is trading at, 74.13 (-1.74% today), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.89%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 38.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.26% after growing 0.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.70%, and 5.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 880.12, and the number of shares float is 876.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 76.40%. The float short is 0.83%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.49. 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, and quick ratio is 0.2. Long term debt/equity is 2.11 and total debt/equity is 2.29. 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 -11.00%, with 19.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.05% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.52%.

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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