Analyst Ratings for Lowe's Cos. (LOW)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Lowe's Cos. (NYSE:LOW) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for LOW last month.

Of the 28 analysts covering the stock, 14 gave it a buy rating, 3 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LOW. The maximum price target given was 100, implying a possible profit of 30.5 percent. The minimum price target given was 69, which equates to a potential downside of -9.96 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.22 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LOW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 45.17 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LOW has a PEG ratio of 0.54.

In the last 52-weeks, LOW has achieved a high of 86.25 and a low of 64.87. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.13 percent, and 11.15 percent below the high. LOW has a P/E ratio of 24.17. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LOW value stock report compares LOW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LOW is $66.07 billion. LOW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.