There is no way Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (LOW) can keep these numbers up

With 1.91 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 3.0 million shares. During the session, the Home Improvement Retail company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $223.59 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $219.28. The 52-week range on LOW shows that it touched its highest point at $237.21 and its lowest point at $181.85 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $230.72. With its current market cap of 126.75 billion, LOW has annualized dividend of $4.38 while the current yield stands at 1.99%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.10.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of LOW was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 0.07%, but this was up by 1.56% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 13.26% while six-month performance rose 0.34%. The stock gained 2.64% in the past year, while it has lost -0.97% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for LOW yields 12.98 with Next year EPS estimates of 12.73. For the next quarter, that number is 1.68. This implies an EPS growth rate of -5.16% for this year and -2.22% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 4.40% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 19.98%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 601.00 million LOW shares are outstanding with a float of 574.41 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 8.19 million, which was 1.42% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to FLOW as the firm’s GLOBAL X US CASHFLOW KINGS 100, NOW serves as its ServiceNow, Inc..

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 76.99% of LOW’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for LOW since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With LOW analysts setting a high price target of $289.00 and a low target of $165.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $230.72. Based on these targets, LOW could surge 31.13% to reach the target high and fall by -25.13% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 4.69% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded LOW stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 23 while that of sell transactions has risen to 19 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 378,774 while 241,898 shares were sold.