January 14, 2018 – By Dolores Ford
Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 76 investors sold LOW shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less than 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Timber Creek invested in 205 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Linscomb & Williams Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) for 3.583 shares. Miller Invest Management LP invested in 0.75% or 29,080 shares. Massachusetts-based Cubic Asset Mngmt Llc has invested 1.09% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW). The United Kingdom-based Public Aviva Limited has invested 0.23% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW). Bridges Inv Mgmt Incorporated has 0.34% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) for 33,539 shares. Transamerica Fincl Inc holds 3 shares. Florida-based Capital Wealth Planning Ltd. Liability Co has recently invested 1.96% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW). Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 2.51 million shares stake. Smithfield Communication reported 0.16% stake. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advs Llp Ma accumulated 251,609 shares or 0.39% of the stock. Auxier Asset Management holds 0.59% or 36.570 shares in its portfolio. Aristotle Cap Management Lc holds 0.29% or 474,452 shares. Louisiana State Retirement Systems Employees reported 52,700 shares stake. Parsons Capital Mngmt Ri has 0.31% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) for 32,839 shares.
Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $ 778,532 activity. $ 614,857 Matthew Lowe on Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Matthew V on Friday, September 22.
Middleton & Co Inc. Low its cost in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 48.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Middleton & Co Inc sold 61,716 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 64,333 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $ 5.14M, down from 126,049 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Middleton & Co Inc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc., seems to be less than $ 83.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 5.35% or $ 5.12 during the last trading session, reaching $ 100.86. About 14.25M shares traded or 127.80% up from the average. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S & P500.
Analysts await Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $ 0.86 EPS, 0.00% or $ 0.00 from last year’s $ 0.86 per share. LOW’s profit will be $ 713.60M for 29.32 P / E if the $ 0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $ 1.05 EPS update by Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10% negative EPS growth.
Most notable recent Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Barclays sees employee bonuses flowing right into Lowe’s stores” on January 05, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: ” Forget Home Depot – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Is a Better Dividend Growth Stock “published on January 03, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published:” Lowe’s: A Retail Gem At A Great Price “on December 15, 2017. More interesting news about Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) were released by: Priewswire.com and “Vikram Singh to Join Lowe’s Chief Digital Officer” Published on December 19, 2017 Fool.com’s news article titled: ” Why Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Stock Climbed 31% in 2017 “with publication date: January 08, 2018.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Ratings Coverage
Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. ( NYSE: LOW ), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 76 analysts reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Telsey Advisory Group Maintained Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) on Wednesday, November 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating is maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 22. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, February 6 by Bernstein. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 26 by Wedbush. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, November 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, August 19. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, November 23. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, October 31 The rating is maintained by Longbow with “Buy” on Friday, August 14.
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