On November 17, 2023, Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (NYSE: LOW) opened at $203.29, higher 0.70% from the last session. During the day, the shares moved up to $204.165 and dropped to $202.25 before settling in for the closing price of $202.28. Price fluctuations for LOW have ranged from $181.85 to $237.21 over the past 52 weeks.
It was noted that within the last five years, the titan of the Consumer Cyclical sector saw sales topped by 7.51%. Company’s average yearly earnings per share was noted -3.48% at the time writing. With a float of $576.57 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $601.00 million.
The extent of productivity of a business whose workforce counts for 307000 workers is very important to gauge. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +31.41, operating margin of +13.04, and the pretax margin is +9.31.
Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (LOW) Insider Updates
A key investor’s attitude towards the stock of the Home Improvement Retail industry is another important factor to consider. The insider ownership of Lowe’s Cos., Inc. is 0.09%, while institutional ownership is 76.15%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Aug 31, was worth 1,244,292. In this transaction EVP, Human Resources of this company sold 5,380 shares at a rate of $231.28, taking the stock ownership to the 24,216 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Aug 28, when Company’s EVP, Stores sold 4,500 for $222.53, making the entire transaction worth $1,001,385. This insider now owns 46,594 shares in total.
Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (LOW) Performance Highlights and Predictions
If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 7/30/2023, the company posted $4.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at $4.49) by $0.07. This company achieved a net margin of +6.61. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.97 per share during the current fiscal year.
According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around -3.48% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 5.50% during the next five years compared to 19.98% growth over the previous five years of trading.
Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Trading Performance Indicators
Check out the current performance indicators for Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (LOW). In the past quarter, the stock posted a quick ratio of 0.27. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 1.26. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 17.71.
For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 10.15, a number that is poised to hit 3.02 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 13.83 in one year’s time.
Technical Analysis of Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (LOW)
The latest stats from [Lowe’s Cos., Inc., LOW] show that its last 5-days average volume of 3.03 million was superior to 2.79 million than last year’s volume. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 84.60%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 4.13.
During the past 100 days, Lowe’s Cos., Inc.’s (LOW) raw stochastic average was set at 39.47%, which indicates a significant decrease from 86.15% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 23.54% in the past 14 days, which was higher than the 21.13% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.
At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $201.91, while its 200-day Moving Average is $209.88. Now, the first resistance to watch is $204.49. This is followed by the second major resistance level at $205.29. The third major resistance level sits at $206.41. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $202.58, it is likely to go to the next support level at $201.46. Assuming the price breaks the second support level, the third support level stands at $200.66.
Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Key Stats
There are currently 577,115K shares outstanding in the company with a market cap of 117.56 billion. Presently, the company’s annual sales total 97,059 M according to its annual income of 6,437 M. Last quarter, the company’s sales amounted to 24,956 M and its income totaled 2,673 M.