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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 71239.74. It is in the Home Improvement Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 26.57, a forward P/E of 16.84 and EPS of 2.99. At a stock price of 79.42 (-0.23%) it has a dividend yield of 1.76%.

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 16.53% and more long-term 16.63% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 37.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 3.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 7.80%.

For performance, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 4.06%. For the last month performance for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is -0.74%. While the last quarter is 5.06% and half year, 6.31%. Finally for the year, performance is 21.77%.

The 52-week high for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., is at -1.66%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.29%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.14% and 8.03% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.76%, and for the month it is 1.58%. Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has a target price of 86.83.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.99, and for total debt/equity Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has 2.14. The gross margin is 34.70%, while operating margin is 8.80%, the profit margin is 4.60%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 77.80%. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a payout ratio of 37.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 897. The shares float is 884.8, with the float short at 1.27%, with short ratio coming to 2.37.

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 34.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 86.83, reached soon?

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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