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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 07/01/1985. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is in the Home Improvement Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., is 4752.27, and so far today it has a volume of 3452400. Performance year to date since the 07/01/1985 is 9.73%.

To help you determine whether Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.7 and forward P/E is 17.55. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.67. P/S ratio is 1.23 and the P/B ratio is 10.3. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.92 and 22.08 respectively.

At the current price Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is trading at, 82.8 (0.56% today), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.69%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 37.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.99, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.53% after growing 0.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 37.30%, and 7.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 897, and the number of shares float is 884.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 77.70%. The float short is 1.27%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.37. 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 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.99 and total debt/equity is 2.14. 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 0.46%, with 32.71% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.02% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.26%.

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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