LOW - Lowe's Companies, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
102.60
+0.60 (+0.59%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT
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Previous Close102.00
Open102.44
Bid102.40 x 1100
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range102.28 - 103.50
52 Week Range84.75 - 118.23
Volume4,604,297
Avg. Volume4,917,753
Market Cap80.327B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.55
PE Ratio (TTM)34.87
EPS (TTM)2.94
Earnings DateAug 21, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.20 (2.15%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-07-23
1y Target Est114.21
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    Lowe's Companies Inc NYSE:LOWView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for LOW with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting LOW. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold LOW had net inflows of $9.10 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. LOW credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last one year and indicate improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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I believe most folks buying power tools or renovation materials want to see the products in person before purchasing.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsLogically, the same principle applies to groceries. With WMT being the one-stop-shop, this sentiment benefits Walmart stock. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Down in 2019 Additionally, a convenience factor bolsters the case for WMT stock. Currently, ecommerce companies and the online channels for major retailers are battling over shipping times. For instance, a few months back, Walmart introduced free one-day shipping on orders of $35 or more. That move directly counters Amazon's robust shipping offerings, but with one major difference: Amazon requires a costly $119 annual membership, while Walmart does not.As a result, the big-box retailing giant appears poised to deliver the goods, figuratively and literally. However, an old headwind may come back to strike Walmart stock: China. Trade War and Walmart StockBefore we dive into the reasons why the U.S.-China trade war poses problems for WMT stock, let me say this: I'm confident in the company's longer-term outlook. No matter how prevalent ecommerce becomes, there likely will always be a place for the brick-and-mortars.That said, the Walmart stock price has historically gained on the big-box retailer's primary business narrative: selling tons of products at everyday low prices.Thanks to Amazon, that focus has expanded to include online retail channels. Although a smart move, it has stretched Walmart thin. Thus, a poor outcome for future U.S.-China negotiations could hurt WMT.And here's why I'm bringing up this concern. From 2007 through the end of 2015, Walmart's average net margin measured 3.44%. But from 2016 onward, profit margins slipped to 2.21%. The noticeable slip coincided with Walmart's aggressive push to compete directly with Amazon. 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