LOW stock: buy or sell?

LOW stock price: $125.42 0.52% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020

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After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, Lowe's Companies gained 0.52% to $125.42.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement company in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It offers a line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating.

Should I buy LOW stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups match with Lowe's Companies stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Lowe's Companies stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for LOW stock for the last 30 days.

LOW stock analysis

Daily outlook

Lowe's Companies gained 0.52% to $125.42 after reaching all time highs on February 14th.

Lowe's Companies shares gained 0.52% on February/14 and reached a new all time high at $125.56. On February 4th LOW price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

LOW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Lowe's Companies ended this week at $125.42 after marking a new all time high ($125.56) and rose a very good 3.24%.

LOW shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom late January, LOW climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early October, LOW price climbed $19.01 per share (17.86%). By mid August 2019 LOW price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

LOW stock chart (weekly)

LOW stock price history

LOW IPO was on July 14th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, LOW stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after LOW's IPO a $1,000 in LOW stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

LOW stock historical price chart

LOW stock reached all-time highs on February/14 with a price of $125.56.

LOW stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price prediction for Lowe's Companies stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on February, Lowe's Companies . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
LOW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a1.05n/a
2017-Q3-n/a1.68n/a
2017-Q42017-11-211.031.051.9%
2018-Q12018-02-280.880.74-15.9%
2018-Q22018-05-231.221.19-2.5%
2018-Q32018-08-222.022.072.5%
2018-Q42018-11-200.971.047.2%
2019-Q12019-02-270.80.80.0%
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2018, last anual turnover report draw a fine growth of 3.92% to $71,309.00 million USD. In contrast, its earnings margin (compared to sales) depreciated to 3.25%, that is $2,314.00 million.

LOW annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$53,420 M-$2,270 M4.2%-
2014$56,220 M5.24%$2,680 M4.8%18.06%
2015$56,223 M0.01%$2,698 M4.8%0.67%
2015$59,070 M5.06%$2,530 M4.3%-6.23%
2016$59,074 M0.01%$2,546 M4.3%0.63%
2016$65,020 M10.07%$3,060 M4.7%20.19%
2017$65,017 M0.00%$3,091 M4.8%1.01%
2017$68,620 M5.54%$3,440 M5.0%11.29%
2018$68,619 M0.00%$3,447 M5.0%0.20%
2019$71,309 M3.92%$2,314 M3.2%-32.87%

Quarterly financial results

Lowe's Companies posted $15,647.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -10.15% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-824.00 million with a profit margin of -5.27%. Profit margin dropped a -8.88% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.61%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Lowe's Companies sales marked a slightly fine move and stayed constant a 0.99%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Lowe's Companies posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
LOW quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$16,860 M-$600 M3.6%-
2017-Q3$19,500 M15.66%$1,410 M7.2%135.00%
2017-Q4$16,770 M-14.00%$872 M5.2%-38.16%
2018-Q1$15,494 M-7.61%$554 M3.6%-36.47%
2018-Q2$17,360 M12.04%$988 M5.7%78.34%
2018-Q3$20,888 M20.32%$1,520 M7.3%53.85%
2018-Q4$17,415 M-16.63%$629 M3.6%-58.62%
2019-Q1$15,647 M-10.15%$-824 M-5.3%-231.00%

Lowe's Companies ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Lowe's Companies, 0.16% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Lowe's Companies stock, 77.55% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for LOW stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

LOW
Market cap$96.1 B
Total shares766.5 M
Float shares764.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)77.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

LOW summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Open$125.15
Close$125.42
Day range$124.49 - $125.56
Previous close$124.77
Session gain0.52%
Average true range$2.11
50d mov avg$119.77
100d mov avg$115.68
200d mov avg$108.94
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03c

Lowe's Companies performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Lowe's Companies against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
LOWLowe's Compan...9.06%34.80%22.64%

Lowe's Companies competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Lowe's Companies competitor. This doesn't mean Lowe's Companies does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.