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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LOW. The maximum price target given was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 30.5 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 69, implying a possible loss of -9.96 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.22 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of LOW is 0.54.

LOW has traded between a high of 86.25 and a low of 64.87 over the past year. Today's price is 18.13 percent above the 52-week low, 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 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.