Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Wedbush

Wedbush restated their neutral rating on shares of Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOWFree Report) in a report published on Wednesday, Benzinga reports. They currently have a $250.00 price target on the home improvement retailer’s stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lowe’s Companies’ Q2 2025 earnings at $3.99 EPS, Q3 2025 earnings at $3.26 EPS, Q4 2025 earnings at $1.90 EPS, FY2025 earnings at $12.21 EPS, Q1 2026 earnings at $3.34 EPS, Q2 2026 earnings at $4.37 EPS, Q3 2026 earnings at $3.52 EPS, Q4 2026 earnings at $2.08 EPS, FY2026 earnings at $13.31 EPS and FY2027 earnings at $14.85 EPS.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Lowe’s Companies from an average rating to an outperform rating and set a $250.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Lowe’s Companies from $265.00 to $268.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a market perform rating and set a $230.00 target price on shares of Lowe’s Companies in a research report on Tuesday, May 21st. UBS Group upped their target price on Lowe’s Companies from $250.00 to $270.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Evercore ISI dropped their price target on Lowe’s Companies from $255.00 to $250.00 and set an in-line rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Fourteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $251.33.

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Lowe’s Companies Trading Down 1.0 %

Lowe’s Companies stock opened at $215.21 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $123.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $236.44 and a 200-day simple moving average of $225.02. Lowe’s Companies has a 12-month low of $181.85 and a 12-month high of $262.49.

Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOWGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 21st. The home improvement retailer reported $3.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.94 by $0.12. Lowe’s Companies had a negative return on equity of 48.52% and a net margin of 8.46%. The company had revenue of $21.36 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.14 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $3.67 EPS. Lowe’s Companies’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Lowe’s Companies will post 12.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Lowe’s Companies Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 24th were issued a $1.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. Lowe’s Companies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.34%.

Institutional Trading of Lowe’s Companies

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Private Management Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 4.0% during the 4th quarter. Private Management Group Inc. now owns 1,205 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $268,000 after acquiring an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. McAdam LLC grew its holdings in Lowe’s Companies by 3.5% in the first quarter. McAdam LLC now owns 1,363 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $347,000 after purchasing an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. First Bank & Trust grew its holdings in Lowe’s Companies by 3.1% in the first quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 1,509 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $384,000 after purchasing an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. First Command Advisory Services Inc. increased its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. First Command Advisory Services Inc. now owns 2,590 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $576,000 after buying an additional 48 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prospect Financial Services LLC raised its stake in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 3.0% during the 1st quarter. Prospect Financial Services LLC now owns 1,623 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 48 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.06% of the company’s stock.

About Lowe’s Companies

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Lowe's Companies, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It also provides home improvement products, such as appliances, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, lumber, kitchens and bath, tools, paint, millwork, hardware, flooring, rough plumbing, building materials, décor, and electrical.

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