How Smart Investors Look at Lowe's Companies (LOW).

Large-cap Consumer Discretionary company Lowe's Companies has moved -0.3% so far today on a volume of 300,146, compared to its average of 2,513,951. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 0.0%.

Lowe's Companies trades -11.39% away from its average analyst target price of $247.48 per share. The 29 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $179.0 to $290.0, and on average have given Lowe's Companies a rating of buy.

If you are considering an investment in LOW, you'll want to know the following:

  • Lowe's Companies has moved 14.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 15.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 10.32, Lowe's Companies has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • LOW has a forward P/E ratio of 15.1 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $14.53 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.95 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Lowe's Companies is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States.

  • Based in Mooresville, the company has 300,000 full time employees and a market cap of $126.56 Billion. Lowe's Companies currently returns an annual dividend yield of 1.9%.

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