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|Bid||106.50 x 1400|
|Ask||108.86 x 1200|
|Day's Range||107.53 - 112.54|
|52 Week Range||91.60 - 126.73|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.27|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.60|
|Earnings Date||May 19, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.20 (1.94%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jan 20, 2020|
|1y Target Est||135.00|
The Roswell-based landscape supply distributor picked a new senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Lowe's Cos. is currently undergoing a transformation that includes a $1.7 billion investment in its supply chain, according to Marvin Ellison, the home improvement retailer's chief executive. Speaking on the earnings call on Wednesday, Ellison said the investment will help with the changes being made to the e-commerce site. Growth in the online channel has been slowed in order to modernize the site, Ellison said. "Getting digital right is critical if Lowe's is to generate higher growth, if only because increasing numbers of consumers start their journey by researching online and many more are now ordering online too," said Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData Retail. Lowe's reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations but guidance fell short. Among the factors, Ellison blamed marketing missteps during the shortened shopping season, including a failure to "fully capitalize on demand for appliances among other key categories," according to a FactSet transcript. Appliances were an area of strength for Lowe's biggest competitor, Home Depot Inc. . "We prefer Home Depot for its high level of consistency and strong execution," said Raymond James in a note. Raymond James rates Lowe's stock market perform. Lowe's shares have fallen 12% for the week so far, but shares are up 2.4% for the past year. The S&P 500 index has gained 9% over the past year.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Marvin R. Ellison, president and chief executive officer, and David M. Denton, chief financial officer, will present at the UBS Global Consumer & Retail Conference in Boston, MA.
Lowe's earnings topped Q4 views, but revenue, same-store sales missed while the home improvement chain gave weak EPS guidance, a day after strong Home Depot results. Lowe's stock fell.
Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94 for its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended on January 31, $0.03 better than the consensus estimate. On the company's earnings conference call, management said that while it had a strong holiday season, it fell short of internal expectations as the holiday marketing activity should have been launched earlier in November and not as close to Black Friday as it was. The Mooresville, North Carolina-based home improvement retailer reported net sales growth of 2.4% year-over-year to $16 billion.
Lowe’s stock edged cautiously higher on Wednesday, as the home improvement retailer beat earnings expectations in the fourth quarter but its sales fell short.
Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW ) reported quarterly earnings of 94 cents per share on Wednesday, which beat the analyst consensus estimate of 91 cents by 3.3%. This is a 17.5% increase over earnings of 80 ...
CEO Marvin Ellison says profitability exceeded expectations in the fourth fiscal quarter. Here's what drove that growth.
Lowe's (LOW) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 3.30% and -0.74%, respectively, for the quarter ended January 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Home-improvement retailer Lowe's said it swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter ending Jan. 31 profit of $509 million, or 66 cents a share, as sales grew to $16.03 billion from $15.65 billion, with comparable store sales up 2.5%. Excluding items, Lowe's said it would've earned 94 cents a share. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 91 cents a share on revenue of $16.15 billion and comparable-store sales growth of 3.5%. Lowe's says fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings will range from $6.45 to $6.65 on comparable-store sales growth between 3% and 3.5%. Analysts had forecast earnings of $6.67 for fiscal 2021.
On Wednesday, February 26, Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW ) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Lowe's is included in the following report. Earnings and Revenue Based on Lowe's ...
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Who would have thought power tools and patio sets would be big holiday-season winners?After big-box retailers such as Walmart Inc. and even superstar Target Corp. came up short during the 2019 holiday shopping sprint, Home Depot Inc. rebounded with a better-than-expected fourth quarter. Same-store sales rose 5.2%, ahead of consensus expectations of a 4.7% gain.The gains indicate the home-improvement chain is back on track after a third-quarter stumble. Then, same store sales were below estimates, and growth was slow enough to prompt the company to cut its full-year guidance on this measure. A strong housing market helped in the latest quarter. Consumers are more likely to renovate when prices are rising; moving to a new home also is a catalyst for spending. Meanwhile, warm weather prompted some projects to be brought forward, although this was offset by fewer winter storms, which typically drive repairs. Lumber deflation also eased. The upbeat results are also a sign that an $11 billion effort it announced in 2017 to modernize the company’s stores, upgrade digital options and enhance offerings for its key trade customers is starting to bear fruit.Home Depot is right to invest. Do-it-yourself stores can be soulless sheds if not updated regularly and managed properly. What’s more, the focus on the trade market is sensible. Many consumers, particularly young people, are shunning DIY in favor of “do-it-for-me” – hiring a tradesman to carry out a job. But the group needs to ensure the benefits of its spending continue to filter through to its results.And there are risks. The first is from the deadly coronavirus. About 70% of the company’s products are sourced from the U.S.; the rest come from elsewhere, much from China, where supply chains are being affected by the spread of the disease. A large amount of first-quarter merchandise is already in stores, and the company is working with suppliers to ensure a continued flow of stocks.The bigger danger, however, is that the epidemic has a broader effect on global economic growth and consumer confidence. Monday’s stock market plunge will do little to make Americans feel good about their wealth, something that is essential for purchasing expensive items such as new kitchen. Meanwhile, Lowe’s Cos. — which is working on its own renovation project under new chief executive Marvin Ellison —could become a more muscular rival.Investors seem to be shrugging off these concerns right now. The shares rose almost 2 percent on Tuesday morning, and now trade on a forward price earnings ratio of about 23 times, a premium to about 18 times for Lowe’s.Home Depot may have put its rough patch behind it. But at its current valuation, the risks can’t be swept entirely under a graphic print rug.To contact the author of this story: Andrea Felsted at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andrea Felsted is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She previously worked at the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The Home Depot said fiscal fourth-quarter ending Feb. 2 net income rose 5.8% to $2.48 billion, or $2.28 a share, while sales fell 2.7% to $25.78 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet had forecast earnings of $2.11 a share on sales of $25.76 billion. The world's largest home-improvement retailer said the extra week of operations in fiscal 2018 added $1.7 billion in sales, as comparable sales rose 5.2%. For fiscal 2020, Home Depot forecasts EPS of $10.45, sales growth between 3.5% and 4%, and comparable sales growth between 3.5% and 4%. Analysts had forecasted 2020 EPS of $10.51. Home Depot hiked its dividend by 10% to $1.50 a share.
In an effort to help prevent a shortage of medical supplies, Home Depot has announced it will be limiting the amount of masks a single person can buy. Yahoo Finance’s Melody Hahm joins the On The Move panel to discuss the details.