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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 5006.08, and so far today it has a volume of 5352100. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is -3.92%.

To help you determine whether Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.2 and forward P/E is 15.31. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.42. P/S ratio is 1.04 and the P/B ratio is 9.22. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 30.41 and 20.51 respectively.

At the current price Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is trading at, 72.19 (-0.03% today), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.94%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 38.10%. 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 9.30%, and 5.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 883, and the number of shares float is 873.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 77.30%. The float short is 1.07%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.00%, 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 -13.33%, with 16.20% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.69%.

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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