Are Analysts Bullish Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) After Last Week?

January 15, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

 Are Analysts Bullish Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 76 investors sold Lowe's Companies, Inc. shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
The Florida-based Cypress Capital Group has invested 0.89% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Moreover, Brave Asset Management has 0.12% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). 18,135 were reported by Willingdon Wealth Management. Aimz Investment Advisors Ltd Liability, California-based fund reported 15,991 shares. The Massachusetts-based Factory Mutual Insurance has invested 0.49% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Century owns 2.35 million shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Indiana And Mgmt owns 22,266 shares or 0.86% of their US portfolio. 9,800 are owned by State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue. 1.80 million were accumulated by Fil Limited. 49,263 were reported by First Merchants. Global X Management Co Ltd Liability Com holds 11,592 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd has 0.13% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 102,766 shares. Moreover, Wells Fargo And Mn has 0.29% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Hamel Assocs reported 3,180 shares stake. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 266,600 shares.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. Ramsay Paul D sold 2,098 shares worth $163,675.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Ratings Coverage

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Monday, October 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $81.0 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, May 13. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Cleveland on Thursday, October 6. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, August 24 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray on Monday, October 31 to “Neutral”. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, November 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 22. Below is a list of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) latest ratings and price target changes.

05/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $103.0 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $95 Initiates Coverage On
04/12/2017 Broker: Moffett Nathanson Rating: Buy Initiates Coverage On
28/11/2017 Broker: Atlantic Securities Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
27/11/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
22/11/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain
23/11/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: $89.00 New Target: $93.00 Maintain
22/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain

The stock increased 5.35% or $5.12 during the last trading session, reaching $100.86. About 14.25M shares traded or 127.80% up from the average. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

LoweÂ’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement firm in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $83.69 billion. It offers a line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It has a 24.31 P/E ratio. The firm provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, seasonal living, lawn and garden, paint, millwork, flooring, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions.

More recent Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: which released: “Vikram Singh To Join Lowe’s As Chief Digital Officer” on December 19, 2017. Also published the news titled: “Forget Home Depot — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Is a Better Dividend Growth Stock” on January 03, 2018.‘s news article titled: “Why Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Stock Climbed 31% in 2017” with publication date: January 08, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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