LOW stock: buy or sell?
February 14th, 2020
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.
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Currently, 2 buy setups match with Lowe's Companies stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
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.
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 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 targetPredicting 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 ShareAfter 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|2014||$53,420 M||-||$2,270 M4.2%||-|
|2014||$56,220 M||5.24%||$2,680 M4.8%||18.06%|
|2015||$56,223 M||0.01%||$2,698 M4.8%||0.67%|
|2015||$59,070 M||5.06%||$2,530 M4.3%||-6.23%|
|2016||$59,074 M||0.01%||$2,546 M4.3%||0.63%|
|2016||$65,020 M||10.07%||$3,060 M4.7%||20.19%|
|2017||$65,017 M||0.00%||$3,091 M4.8%||1.01%|
|2017||$68,620 M||5.54%||$3,440 M5.0%||11.29%|
|2018||$68,619 M||0.00%||$3,447 M5.0%||0.20%|
|2019||$71,309 M||3.92%||$2,314 M3.2%||-32.87%|
Quarterly financial resultsLowe'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.
|2017-Q2||$16,860 M||-||$600 M3.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$19,500 M||15.66%||$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 M||12.04%||$988 M5.7%||78.34%|
|2018-Q3||$20,888 M||20.32%||$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 ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$96.1 B|
|Total shares||766.5 M|
|Float shares||764.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||77.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 14th, 2020|
|Day range||$124.49 - $125.56|
|Average true range||$2.11|
|50d mov avg||$119.77|
|100d mov avg||$115.68|
|200d mov avg||$108.94|
Lowe's Companies performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Lowe's Companies against in the following table: