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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LOW. The highest price target was 100, implying potential capital gains of 30.5 percent. The minimum price target given was 69, implying potential capital losses of -9.96 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LOW to grow at a rate of 45.17 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

LOW has a 52-week high of 86.25 and a 52-week low of 64.87. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.13 percent, and 11.15 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.