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How to buy Lowes Companies (LOW) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Lowes Companies shares.

Lowes Companies is a home improvement retail business based in the US. Lowes Companies stocks (LOW.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $258.15 – a decrease of 3.16% over the previous week. Lowes Companies employs 200,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $95.5 billion.

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Lowes Companies stock price (NYSE:LOW)

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Lowes Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-20.
Latest market close$187.86
52-week range$179.76 - $261.39
50-day moving average $206.67
200-day moving average $221.68
Wall St. target price$257.92
PE ratio 15.257
Dividend yield $3.2 (1.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.31

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Is it a good time to buy Lowes Companies stock?

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Lowes Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $187.86 from 2022-05-19

1 week (2022-05-11) 0.05%
1 month (2022-04-20) -10.00%
3 months (2022-02-18) -15.64%
6 months (2021-11-19) -24.71%
1 year (2021-05-20) -2.87%
2 years (2020-05-20) 60.58%
3 years (2019-05-20) 72.03%
5 years (2017-05-19) 122.08%

Is Lowes Companies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lowes Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lowes Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lowes Companies's P/E ratio

Lowes Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Lowes Companies shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Lowes Companies's PEG ratio

Lowes Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1528. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lowes Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lowes Companies's EBITDA

Lowes Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $14.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lowes Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lowes Companies financials

Revenue TTM $95.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.89%
Gross profit TTM $32.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.25%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 8.85%
Book value $0.62
Market capitalisation $124.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lowes Companies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lowes Companies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Lowes Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.11

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lowes Companies's overall score of 15.11 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lowes Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Lowes Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.83/100

Lowes Companies's environmental score of 5.83 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lowes Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lowes Companies's social score

Social score: 6.43/100

Lowes Companies's social score of 6.43 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lowes Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lowes Companies's governance score

Governance score: 3.36/100

Lowes Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lowes Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lowes Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lowes Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lowes Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Lowes Companies share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.67% of net profits

Recently Lowes Companies has paid out, on average, around 20.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lowes Companies shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lowes Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $3.2 per share.

While Lowes Companies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Lowes Companies is investing more in its future growth.

Lowes Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 4 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lowes Companies's shares ever split?

Lowes Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lowes Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lowes Companies shares which in turn could have impacted Lowes Companies's share price.

Lowes Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lowes Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $179.76 up to $261.387. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LOW.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lowes Companies's is 1.2424. This would suggest that Lowes Companies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lowes Companies overview

Lowe's Companies, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It provides home improvement products, such as appliances, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, lumber, kitchens and bath, tools, paint, millwork, hardware, flooring, rough plumbing, building materials, décor, lighting, and electrical. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private brand products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers. As of January 28, 2022, it operated 1,971 home improvement and hardware stores.

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