Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) – An Investment to Strengthen Your Portfolio

Frieson Donald, EVP, Supply Chain, added 2,030 shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) to its portfolio at the rate of $98.69 per share valuing $200,342 on Jun 19. The insider has now 10,980 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) was $100.84. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $102.27, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $103.71. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $100.09 and a 2nd Support Level at $99.35. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) stock has gained $1.21, or 1.21%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$10.26, or -9.23%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$5.51, or -5.18%. This year-to-date, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) shares have gained $8.48, or 9.18%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 0% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Hold .”

With 782,917 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $78,949,344K. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) generates $71,309 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,314 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 1.80%, a 3-Year Total Return of 30.86%, and a 5-year Total Return of 112.65%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 164.29%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.480 per share on 04/23/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.90%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.92.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) reported earnings of $1.22 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.33 per share, representing a -0.11 difference and 8.23% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $0.80 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.79 per share, which was a 1.34% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 07/2019, the average earnings estimate is $2.02 per share. This estimate came from a total of 14 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.24 and the low estimate was $1.77. In the year-ago quarter, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) generated per-share earnings of $2.07. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -2.42% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 15 purchases (94,695 shares in total) and 3 sale (9,647 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 17 insider buys amounting to 109,765 shares and 3 insider sales amounting to 9,647 shares. In the past full year, 24 insider purchases were made (involving 207,188 shares) and 9 insider sell-offs equivalent to 41,612 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) has a Current Ratio of 0.98, a Quick Ratio of 0.11 and a Cash Ratio of 0.05. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 445.20, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 81.66, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 46.83. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 394.92 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 72.44.