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.

Several price targets were given for LOW by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 100, implying potential capital gains of 30.5 percent. The minimum price target given was 69, which equates to a potential downside of -9.96 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.22 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LOW to grow at a rate of 45.17 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. Today's price is 18.13 percent above the 52-week low, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.