Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Lowe’s Companies, Inc.’s FY2025 Earnings (NYSE:LOW)

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOWGet Rating) – Equities research analysts at Zacks Research dropped their FY2025 earnings per share estimates for Lowe’s Companies in a research note issued on Wednesday, March 15th. Zacks Research analyst S. Singh now forecasts that the home improvement retailer will post earnings per share of $14.70 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $14.83. The consensus estimate for Lowe’s Companies’ current full-year earnings is $13.87 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for Lowe’s Companies’ FY2026 earnings at $16.00 EPS.

Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOWGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, March 1st. The home improvement retailer reported $2.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $22.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.71 billion. Lowe’s Companies had a negative return on equity of 82.30% and a net margin of 6.63%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.78 earnings per share.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on LOW. Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on Lowe’s Companies in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $237.00 price objective on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $235.00 price objective on shares of Lowe’s Companies in a research report on Monday, February 13th. TD Cowen reduced their price objective on Lowe’s Companies from $220.00 to $210.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Oppenheimer reduced their price objective on Lowe’s Companies from $300.00 to $275.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. Finally, Truist Financial cut their target price on Lowe’s Companies from $258.00 to $235.00 in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $224.81.

Lowe’s Companies Stock Performance

Shares of Lowe’s Companies stock opened at $197.36 on Friday. Lowe’s Companies has a one year low of $170.12 and a one year high of $238.37. The company has a market cap of $122.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.72, a PEG ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 1.10. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $205.77 and its 200 day moving average price is $201.03.

Institutional Trading of Lowe’s Companies

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. B. Riley Wealth Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 4.1% in the 4th quarter. B. Riley Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 22,662 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $4,515,000 after purchasing an additional 883 shares during the last quarter. Mather Group LLC. increased its position in Lowe’s Companies by 7.6% in the 4th quarter. Mather Group LLC. now owns 8,397 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,673,000 after acquiring an additional 593 shares during the period. Great Lakes Retirement Inc. acquired a new position in Lowe’s Companies in the 4th quarter valued at about $1,253,000. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. increased its position in Lowe’s Companies by 6.1% in the 4th quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 210,297 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $41,898,000 after acquiring an additional 12,126 shares during the period. Finally, OLD Mission Capital LLC acquired a new position in Lowe’s Companies in the 4th quarter valued at about $72,000. 72.62% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Lowe’s Companies news, EVP Donald Frieson sold 9,411 shares of Lowe’s Companies stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $197.00, for a total transaction of $1,853,967.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 17,888 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,523,936. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Lowe’s Companies

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Lowe’s Cos., Inc engages in the retail sale of home improvement products. The firm offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, home decorating and property maintenance. It also provides home improvement products in the following categories: appliances, bathroom, building supply, electrical, flooring, hardware, paint, kitchen, plumbing, lighting & fans, outdoor living, windows and doors.

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