|Bid||87.39 x 800|
|Ask||87.60 x 1000|
|Day's Range||86.59 - 87.55|
|52 Week Range||70.76 - 108.98|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.37|
|Earnings Date||May 23, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.64 (1.97%)|
|1y Target Est||105.38|
It used to be, you could buy Sears brands only through Sears. The latest Sears asset to be sold elsewhere is toolmaker Craftsman, now at Lowe's Companies Inc. , which bought the rights to the brand from Sears last year for $525 million in cash upfront, plus other payments extending through 2032.
Moody's Investors Service has assigned a provisional (P)Aaa (sf) rating to the Class A Notes, a provisional (P)Aa2 (sf) rating to the Class B Notes and a provisional (P)A2 (sf) rating to the Class C Notes of Series 2018-2 to be issued by Synchrony Credit Card Master Note Trust, sponsored by Synchrony Bank. The ratings are based on the counterparty risk assessment (CR Assessment), private monitored rating or low volatility credit estimate, as applicable, of the sponsor, which we use to assess the likelihood of the sponsor becoming insolvent and shutting down its credit card portfolio, the quality of the underlying credit card receivables, the transaction's structural protections, the expertise of Synchrony Financial, as servicer, and the credit enhancement from subordinate classes of notes in the series and the Excess Collateral Amount.
On May 17, Lowe’s (LOW) was trading at $85.47 per share. On that day, analysts expected the company’s stock price to reach $105.24 for a return potential of 23.1%.
An improving job scenario, recovery in housing market and merchandising initiatives along with efforts to enhance omni-channel capabilities bode well for Lowe's (LOW).
The Trump Administration basically said it was going to suspend its pending trade war with China as a deal gets worked out. Further, they believe that part of that deal will include China buying more energy and agriculture products from the U.S. No further numbers were thrown around after a $200 billion deficit reduction was suggested late last week. This is good news, even if the early indications are only that agriculture and energy (USO) will be the big beneficiaries, it could suggest what we have been hoping for: a de-escalation of tariff and trade-war risks. ...
Due to its high visibility in Lowe’s (LOW) earnings, we have opted for the forward price-to-earnings multiple. The forward PE multiple is calculated by dividing the company’s stock price by analysts’ earnings per share estimates for the next four quarters. The lower-than-expected margins and EPS during the fourth quarter of 2017 led Lowe’s stock price and its valuation multiple to fall.
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Lowe's has started carrying a collection of Craftsman tools and accessories, with more on the way. That's bad news for Sears Holdings, which still earns a tidy profit selling Craftsman products.
Lowe’s (LOW) got hammered following its fourth-quarter earnings report. When Lowe’s reported fourth-quarter results on Feb. 28, its shares fell 6.5%, as its earnings missed forecasts, and guidance fell short of expectations—Lowe’s largest one-day decline since 2012. With shares of Lowe’s off 7.1% this year, expectations low, and big changes on the way, the stock probably has limited downside in case of a miss—and major upside if it delivers the goods.
Analysts expect Lowe’s (LOW) to post earnings per share of $1.22, which represents 18.4% year-over-year growth from $1.03. The company’s EPS growth is expected to be driven by revenue growth, expansion of its net margin, and share repurchases. Analysts expect Lowe’s net margin to improve from 5.2% to 5.8% due to the lower effective tax rate.
Analysts expect Lowe’s (LOW) to post revenues of ~$17.5 billion in the first quarter, which represents year-over-year growth of 3.7% from ~$16.9 billion. Lowe’s revenue growth is expected to be driven by the addition of new stores in the last four quarters, positive SSSG (same-store sales growth), and incremental sales from the acquisition of Maintenance Supply Headquarters. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, Lowe’s (LOW) operated 2,152 stores compared to 2,137 by the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Lowe’s (LOW) is scheduled to announce its first-quarter earnings before the market opens on May 23. On May 17, Lowe’s was trading at $85.47, which represents a fall of 10.8% since the announcement of its Q4 2017 earnings on February 28.
As of May 15, Home Depot (HD) was trading at $187.98. That day, analysts’ 12-month price target for the stock was $211.14, implying a 12.3% return.
Due to its high visibility in Home Depot’s (HD) future earnings, we have opted to use the company’s PE (price-to-earnings) multiple. Forward PE multiples are calculated by dividing a company’s stock price by analysts’ EPS (earnings per share) estimate for the next four quarters.
Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $2.08 in the first quarter, against analysts’ estimate of $2.05. Year-over-year, the company’s EPS grew 24.6%, driven by revenue growth, net margin expansion, and share repurchases.
Home Depot (HD) posted a gross margin, EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin, and net margin of 34.5%, 13.6%, and 9.6%, respectively, in the first quarter, compared with 34.1%, 14.0%, and 8.4% in the same quarter last year.
Home Depot (HD) posted revenue of $24.95 billion in the first quarter, against analysts’ estimate of $25.15 billion. It blamed unfavorable weather for its lower-than-expected sales. However, the company’s revenue rose 4.4% YoY (year-over-year) from $23.89 billion. As shown in the graph below, its revenue has grown 4.4% on average in the last five quarters.
Home Depot (HD) reported its first-quarter earnings before the market opened on May 15, posting adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $2.08 on revenue of $24.95 billion. Year-over-year, the company’s EPS grew 24.6%, while its revenue grew 4.4%.
Chart support should be found in the $85-$80 area." Glancing at the charts this morning I can see that LOW retreated into the $85-$80 support area and bounced in recent sessions. In this updated daily bar chart of LOW, below, we can see that prices are above the declining 50-day moving average line and the still rising 200-day average line. This difference between the price action and the indicator is a bullish divergence and can foreshadow higher prices ahead.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. , May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) first quarter 2018 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call ...
The stock market was on a big win streak in early-to-mid May as a flurry of positive earnings reports added fuel to the bull thesis. While this company has been a staple of consistency for the past several quarters (the company has reported nothing but double beat quarters), HD’s first quarter numbers didn’t live up to that consistency standard.