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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 0.37% today. In the last week its performance is 0.71%, and -13.08% for the past quarter. Currently, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has a target price of 88, so today’s gain of 0.37% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.79%.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), has a market cap of 62021.92, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 77.00%.

At the current price of 70.24, it has a dividend yield of 1.99%, 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 22.57, as well as a forward P/E of 14.91.

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 -2.72%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is -6.06%.

Volume today for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), is 5939600, while its average volume is 5158.82. Whilst the total gain today was 0.37%, it did have a day high of -14.63%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.56%, and 1.58% for the month. The 52-week low for Lowe’s Companies, Inc., LOW has been 13.62%, while the 52-week-high has reached -15.25%.

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 1.38, and the P/S is 1.02, along with a P/B of 8.97. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 29.59.

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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