|Bid||66.45 x 900|
|Ask||66.47 x 2200|
|Day's Range||65.92 - 66.78|
|52 Week Range||44.01 - 73.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.17|
|Earnings Date||Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 19, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.72 (2.53%)|
|1y Target Est||62.05|
Can Lowe’s Upward Momentum Continue? Of the 33 analysts that follow Lowe’s (LOW), 78.8% recommended a “buy” as of September 18, while 21.2% recommended a “hold.” On the same day, analysts set an average target price of $118.82, which represents a return potential of 2.8% from its stock price of $115.55. Since the announcement of Lowe’s second-quarter earnings on August 22, UBS, Raymond James, Stifel, SunTrust Robinson, Jefferies, Wedbush, and RBC have all raised their target prices. Wedbush raised its target price from $92 to $105.
For the next four quarters, analysts expect Lowe’s (LOW) to post an EPS of $5.42, which represents 7.3% growth from $5.0 in the same four quarters the previous year.
Can Lowe’s Upward Momentum Continue? For the next four quarters, analysts expect Lowe’s (LOW) to post revenues of $72.79—a rise of 3.2% from $70.51 billion in the same four quarters the previous year. Accounting for the closure of Orchard Supply Hardware stores and the inventory rationalization initiative, Lowe’s management lowered its 2018 revenue growth guidance to 4.5% from the earlier guidance of 5.0%.
On September 18, Lowe’s (LOW) hit a new 52-week high of $115.72 due to the expectation of an increase in hurricane-related sales. Lowe’s closed the day at $115.55. As reported by CNBC on September 17, Jefferies analyst Jonathan Matuszewski wrote a note to his client.
How Much Upside Potential Is Left in Home Depot’s Stock Price? No analysts have given HD “sell” recommendations. On average, analysts have given the stock a price target of $215.47, which represents a return potential of 3.1% from its price of $209.07.
How Much Upside Potential Is Left in Home Depot’s Stock Price? For the next four quarters, analysts expect Home Depot (HD) to post EPS of $9.94, which represents a rise of 14.4% from its EPS of $8.69 in the corresponding four quarters of the previous year. HD’s EPS growth will likely be driven by its revenue growth, the expansion of its net margin, and its share repurchases.
How Much Upside Potential Is Left in Home Depot’s Stock Price? For the next four quarters, analysts expect Home Depot (HD) to post revenue of $111.18 billion, which represents a rise of 6.6% from its revenue of $104.32 billion in the corresponding four quarters of the previous year. Its revenue growth will likely be driven by positive SSSG (same-store sales growth), its adoption of a new accounting standard, its addition of new stores, and one extra week of operations.
As of September 14, Home Depot (HD) was trading at $209.07, a rise of 7.7% since the announcement of its second-quarter earnings on August 14. In the second quarter, Home Depot posted adjusted EPS of $3.05 on revenue of $30.46 billion, outperforming analysts’ consensus EPS expectation of $2.84 and their revenue estimate of $30.03 billion. After posting its second-quarter earnings results, Home Depot’s management raised its revenue, SSSG, and EPS guidances for 2018.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend is payable on November 21, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 26, 2018.
Capital Research bought 2.1 million more shares of Hasbro between June 30 and Aug. 31, raising its stake to 12.7 million shares, a 10.0% stake in the maker of Nerf, My Little Pony, Play-Doh and Monopoly. It remains the second-largest Hasbro holder and is now just 100,000 shares short of the top holder, Vanguard Group, according to Morningstar.
Capital Research and Management, the investment advisor to the American Funds, the largest active stock-fund manager, recently raised its holdings in toy maker Hasbro and upscale home-furnishings retailer Wiliams-Sonoma. Capital Research bought 2.1 million more shares of (HAS) (HAS) between June 30 and Aug. 31, raising its stake to 12.7 million shares, a 10.0% stake in the maker of Nerf, My Little Pony, Play-Doh and Monopoly. It remains the second-largest Hasbro holder and is now just 100,000 shares short of the top holder, Vanguard Group, according to Morningstar.
Can Wayfair Stock Continue Its Momentum? There have been no changes to these analysts’ price targets in the last 30 days. Currently, the analysts’ 12-month average target price for Wayfair stock is $124.29, which reflects a 16.9% downside to its stock price on September 12.
Can Wayfair Stock Continue Its Momentum? Online furniture retailer Wayfair’s (W) stock price has risen 86.2% this year to $149.50 as of September 12. Strong sales numbers for the first half of the year, along with a tremendous growth opportunity in the online home goods market, is driving the stock. The company’s top line is being driven by growth in its US and international segments.
It’s still too early to tell what Hurricane Florence’s total impact on retail will be, but home-improvement stocks are already getting a lift. Where we were: Last year’s powerful storm season is still fresh in many minds as we brace for Florence. Where we’re headed: We’ll know more once Florence makes landfall, but for now there’s some preliminary estimates about which retailers will see benefits or pain from the storm.
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The stock prices of both Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s Companies (LOW) tend to move in tandem with analysts’ ratings. When analysts raise their price targets, the stock price of a company tends to move up and vice versa.
As of September 5, RH (RH) was trading at $131.51. On the same day, analysts’ average price target for the stock was $156.75, which represents a return potential of 19.2% from its current stock price.
In the second quarter, RH (RH) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $2.33. However, removing special or one-time items, its adjusted EPS stood at $2.05, which represents growth of 215.4% from $0.65 in the corresponding quarter of 2017. Also, the company has outperformed analysts’ EPS estimate of $1.74.
Could Home Depot and Lowe’s See Upward Momentum in H2 2018? With both Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s Companies (LOW) having posted their second-quarter earnings, it’s time to compare them. Home Depot’s fiscal second quarter ended July 2, and it reported its earnings on August 14.