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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 -0.46% today. In the last week its performance is -1.69%, and -14.06% for the past quarter. Currently, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has a target price of 88, so today’s gain of -0.46% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.63%.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), has a market cap of 62762.32, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 77.20%.

At the current price of 70.97, it has a dividend yield of 1.97%, and its target price is 88. 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 22.81, as well as a forward P/E of 15.07.

With a current EPS of 3.11, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 17.16%,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 -1.68%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is -5.55%.

Volume today for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), is 4323600, while its average volume is 5082.15. Whilst the total gain today was -0.46%, it did have a day high of -14.16%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.85%, and 1.57% for the month. The 52-week low for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has been 14.24%, while the 52-week-high has reached -14.79%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 15.30%, and its return on assets is 8.00%. 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 1.39, and the P/S is 1.03, along with a P/B of 9.06. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 29.94.

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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