|Bid||197.9000 x 100|
|Ask||197.9200 x 100|
|Day's range||196.9600 - 198.9496|
|52-week range||134.6000 - 199.4200|
|PE ratio (TTM)||27.50|
|Earnings date||20 Feb 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||3.56 (1.81%)|
|1y target est||197.71|
For the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Lowe’s Companies (LOW) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $5.16, which represents a rise of 14.4% from $4.51 in the corresponding four quarters of the previous year. EPS growth is expected to be driven by revenue growth, expansion of net margins, and share repurchases. Revenue growth is expected to be driven by positive SSSG (same-store sales growth), the addition of new stores, and the acquisitions of Central Wholesalers and Maintenance Supply Headquarters.
As of January 12, 2018, analysts were expecting Lowe’s Companies (LOW) stock to reach $93.43 in the next 12 months, which represents a fall of 7.4% from its current price. On January 12, 2018, Deutsche Bank raised its 12-month target price for LOW from $90 to $116. The improvement in macroeconomic factors and the expectation of a decline in the effective tax rate due to the passage of tax reforms could have prompted analysts to raise their target prices.
3M’s (MMM) Filtrete brand has launched a smart Bluetooth-enabled air filter for the home. Amanda Dauphinais, the global business unit manager of the Filtrete Brand, said, “The Filtrete Smart Air Filter helps monitor factors related to indoor air quality and provides data-driven alerts and replacement reminders, which is important because most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors.
Home Depot is using big data to tailor each shopping experience, from the marketing to the purchase, to the individual customer's wants and needs.
Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) have been gaining from the solid industry trends. Apart from this, the companies have robust growth strategies that led them hit a 52-week high on Jan 5.
It appears the home improvement retailer is serious about getting into the home decor market -- think drapes, bedding, and rugs. But is it a good match?
Oppenheimer analysts are skeptical about the HD-XPO deal materializing since XPO’s last-mile logistics business revenue is just 6% of its total revenue.
XPO Logistics witnessed a 24% spike in e-fulfillment volume at its US contract logistics facilities during the period from Black Friday through Cyber Monday in 2017.
XPO Logistics' successful integration of big-ticket acquisitions in the last two years was evident in its 2017 quarterly results. That resulted in a steady rise for XPO stock.
After spending much of 2017 in the doghouse, retail sprang back at the end of the year, and analysts are getting more positive on the space, even once-dreaded department stores. Robert W. Baird's Peter Benedict is taking a look at the sector on Tuesday, writing that ongoing momentum in housing and lower taxes boosted investor confidence, with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) climbing 14% from November 1 through the end of the year, more than four times the S&P 500's gains. However, just because retail had a relatively healthy holiday shopping season doesn't mean that all its old problems that plagued the sector early in 2017 have disappeared.
The home improvement giant has worked hard to create the "One Home Depot" shopping experience, a seamless blend of digital and brick-and-mortar retail.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The founder of the Menards building supply stores doesn't owe his former fiancée compensation for professional work she said she performed for his multibillion-dollar company and other business ventures during their nine-year relationship, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday.