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 maximum price target given was 100, implying a possible profit of 30.5 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

LOW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 45.17 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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 traded between a high of 86.25 and a low of 64.87 over the past year. Currently the stock is 18.13 percent higher than its low, and 11.15 percent below the high. LOW has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $66.07 billion. LOW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.