Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares”

These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.42/share and a High Estimate of $0.45/share. Further, improving job scenario, recovery in the housing market and merchandising initiatives along with efforts to enhance omni-channel capabilities bode well. It increased, as 87 investors sold LOW shares while 444 reduced holdings. Exane Derivatives now controls 3,580 shares with a value of $277,501,000.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on LOW. Lowe's Companies Inc. had 51 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Boasting a price of $75.54, Lowe's Companies Inc. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $80.00 price objective (down from $83.00) on shares of Lowe's Companies in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. increased its position in Lowe's Companies by 1.2% during the first quarter. Zacks Investment Research lowered Lowe's Companies from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. (NYSE:LOW). Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.1% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since September 5, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $75.58 and a 200 day moving average of $79.59. The corporation has a valuation of $63.14 B, a price to earnings ratio of 21.42 along with a stock beta of 1.07. (NYSE:LOW). New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.27% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe's Companies also saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. This is an increase of 538% compared to the average daily volume of 1,014 put options.

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The investment company owned 41,121,874 stocks of the home improvement retailer's shares after unloading 1,157,582 shares through out the quarter. The company posted earnings of $19.50 B for the period, compared with brokerage expectations of $19.58 B. Lowe's Companies had a ROE of 62.02% and a net profit margin of 4.51%. Ironwood Finance Limited Com holds 0.01% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 earnings per share. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $3.52 and is expected to be $4.49 for the current year with 837,000,000 shares outstanding.

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Lowe's), launched on August 1, 1952, is a home improvement retailer. Waldron LP purchased a new stake in shares of Lowe's Companies during the first quarter valued at approximately $364,000. The institutional investor bought 587,454 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock, valued at approximately $48,171,000. Washington Trust Bank increased its position in Lowe's Companies by 27.4% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,182,070 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock worth $179,388,000 after buying an additional 865,109 shares during the period. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Lowe's Companies by 16.4% during the first quarter. The value of the investment in LOW went from $525,000 to $536,294,000 a change of 102,051.2% since the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.32% of the company's stock. On Monday, March 6 NIBLOCK ROBERT A sold $36.24M worth of Lowe's Companies, Inc. The Company operates approximately 1,800 stores located across over 50 states in the United States, including approximately 80 Orchard Supply Hardware (Orchard) stores in California and OR, as well as approximately 40 stores in Canada and over 10 stores in Mexico. The Firm offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating. The Company offers home improvement products in categories, including Lumber and Building Materials; Tools and Hardware; Appliances; Fashion Fixtures; Rough Plumbing and Electrical; Lawn and Garden; Seasonal and Outdoor Living; Paint; Flooring; Millwork, and Kitchens.

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