Yes Lowes is a better shopping experience than HD. However, you would have done better as an investor buying HD two or five yeas ago. Still, LOW has done well, just not as well. Last 12 months they did almost equally as well.
HD is setup better then LOW. Lowe's has a lot of internal issues. Computer problems. Moral issues tied to greedy execs taking away from it's employees trying to satisfy the investor because 3/4 of their pay tied to stocks. Investing in smart phones is a failure. It shows every qrt. LOW trails in earnings. Just facts.. The only thing LOW is good for is shopping experience. The store layout is better for the female shopper. Problem is they have idiots for merchandising. They can't keep the stuff in stock they need.