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Morning Trending Tickers: Lowe’s Companies, Inc., (LOW)

Friday February 24th 2017: Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Home Improvement Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW¬† has a market cap of 67.87 B. Since its IPO date on the 07/01/1985, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW performance year to date is 12.20%. Today Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has gained -0.73%, with a current price of 79.8.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.70%. Return of assets are at 7.70%, with return on investment at 16.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.85. While Total debt/equity is 2.9. With a profit margin of 4.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 34.40%, and operating margin of 8.00%. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has seen a EPS growth of 27.40%. A performance for the year of 2.09%. The 52-week high is -7.48%, and the 52-week low is 23.02%. The average volume for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW is 7752879.

With a target price of 88.85, can Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a P/E of 25.02 and a forward P/E of 15.14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.72. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.02 and 12.37 respectively. For P/cash, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a value of 34.33, while it is 20.19 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 79.8, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.06%. We see a return on equity of 43.70%.

Looking more long-term Lowe’s Companies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.52%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.14% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 27.40% for this year and for the last five years a 19.40% growth has been seen.

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