Lowes Companies Inc.

LOW-N

NYSE:LOW

152.78
1.59 (1.05%)
Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a Fortune 500 American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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BUY
BUY
January 9, 2020

She would consider buying both. LOW-N brought in a new management team with a lot of self-help initiatives to closed the gap, but HD-N has also been very strong and both are a home-run in the area. The recession just keeps getting pushed out

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She would consider buying both. LOW-N brought in a new management team with a lot of self-help initiatives to closed the gap, but HD-N has also been very strong and both are a home-run in the area. The recession just keeps getting pushed out

BUY
BUY
August 19, 2019

Expectations for results on Wednesday are low. Selling lots of lumber products and lumber prices being down means they get less revenue. He owns HD-N. LOW-N has been a turnaround and catch-up story. They have done a good job so far.

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Expectations for results on Wednesday are low. Selling lots of lumber products and lumber prices being down means they get less revenue. He owns HD-N. LOW-N has been a turnaround and catch-up story. They have done a good job so far.

PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
July 9, 2019

This looks great, just like Home Depot. You can enter it here, though hold it if you own.

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This looks great, just like Home Depot. You can enter it here, though hold it if you own.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 30, 2019
He owns HD-N. LOW-N has been a serial underperformer and has not kept up with the management strength of HD-N. LOW-N has new management and perhaps this is an opportunity but he would go with the proven winner.
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He owns HD-N. LOW-N has been a serial underperformer and has not kept up with the management strength of HD-N. LOW-N has new management and perhaps this is an opportunity but he would go with the proven winner.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
May 29, 2019
Disproportionately being hammered based on a perception by the market that something really, really bad is happening. Would be hurt a lot if there were a recession tomorrow, and housing demand was down. Not a bad time to get in from a long-term view. We will get a recession in the next 1-2 years, and the pullback now may mean that it weathers the downturn better. (Analysts’ price target is $113.46)
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Disproportionately being hammered based on a perception by the market that something really, really bad is happening. Would be hurt a lot if there were a recession tomorrow, and housing demand was down. Not a bad time to get in from a long-term view. We will get a recession in the next 1-2 years, and the pullback now may mean that it weathers the downturn better. (Analysts’ price target is $113.46)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 2, 2019
LOW vs. HD. He chooses Home Depot instead. Operationally, HD does a fabulous job. Lowes has underperformed. Demographics are working for both. Tailwind of about 5-10% in revenue. Not as susceptible to the Amazon effect. Lowes is a safe place to be, but muted on the growth.
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LOW vs. HD. He chooses Home Depot instead. Operationally, HD does a fabulous job. Lowes has underperformed. Demographics are working for both. Tailwind of about 5-10% in revenue. Not as susceptible to the Amazon effect. Lowes is a safe place to be, but muted on the growth.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 22, 2018

(Past Top Pick April 17, 2018, Up 15%) Them and Home Depot occupy half the home improvement market. Secular tailwinds are attractive. Handyman skills are declining among consumers, so Lowe's business of sending contractors to houses is growing (and buying supplies for these projects from Lowes). Big share buybacks and heavy free cash flow. Good balance sheet. If there's an economic downturn, yes, their business will get hit, but Lowes will sustain this rough patch.

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(Past Top Pick April 17, 2018, Up 15%) Them and Home Depot occupy half the home improvement market. Secular tailwinds are attractive. Handyman skills are declining among consumers, so Lowe's business of sending contractors to houses is growing (and buying supplies for these projects from Lowes). Big share buybacks and heavy free cash flow. Good balance sheet. If there's an economic downturn, yes, their business will get hit, but Lowes will sustain this rough patch.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 17, 2018

There's a growing transition to do-it-for-me as society ages. so their in-house contracting business is growing and--guess what--they'll buy Lowe's products. Lowe's has been a little behind Home Depot in growth, but Lowe's is cheaper with more upside with lots of free cash flow. (Analysts' price target $105.86)

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There's a growing transition to do-it-for-me as society ages. so their in-house contracting business is growing and--guess what--they'll buy Lowe's products. Lowe's has been a little behind Home Depot in growth, but Lowe's is cheaper with more upside with lots of free cash flow. (Analysts' price target $105.86)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 14, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 13/16, Up 24%) HD-N is the number one player. He thinks if there is room for improvement here then he would go into this one. It does not have the premium valuation of HD-N.

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(A Top Pick Oct 13/16, Up 24%) HD-N is the number one player. He thinks if there is room for improvement here then he would go into this one. It does not have the premium valuation of HD-N.

HOLD
HOLD
November 6, 2017

They have strong management and good cash flows. The price has come down but she does not recommended adding it. It will be challenging next year. We need to see a lot more new housing construction. It will do well and at least keep up with the market, however.

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They have strong management and good cash flows. The price has come down but she does not recommended adding it. It will be challenging next year. We need to see a lot more new housing construction. It will do well and at least keep up with the market, however.

BUY
BUY
August 29, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) He is very interested in looking at this as millennials are starting to move out of their parents’ houses. This could be a big beneficiary.

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(Market Call Minute.) He is very interested in looking at this as millennials are starting to move out of their parents’ houses. This could be a big beneficiary.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
April 17, 2017

It is incredible how well they have done, second to HD-T. So far Amazon cannot do anything to kill them. The stuff they sell is heavy to ship. They have done a great job of returning capital to shareholders, but he has other ideas.

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It is incredible how well they have done, second to HD-T. So far Amazon cannot do anything to kill them. The stuff they sell is heavy to ship. They have done a great job of returning capital to shareholders, but he has other ideas.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 8, 2016

Home Depot (HD-N) or Lowe’s (LOW-N)? Home Depot is about 3 to 4 times the size of this company’s, and their store count dwarfs them. Home Depot is down about 6%-7% this year where Lowe’s is having a better time of it. However, going back 5 years, Home Depot has been a better, smoother experience. This is a tough call, but knows that Home Depot’s footprint is a bit higher.

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Home Depot (HD-N) or Lowe’s (LOW-N)? Home Depot is about 3 to 4 times the size of this company’s, and their store count dwarfs them. Home Depot is down about 6%-7% this year where Lowe’s is having a better time of it. However, going back 5 years, Home Depot has been a better, smoother experience. This is a tough call, but knows that Home Depot’s footprint is a bit higher.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 24, 2016

Home Depot (HD-N) or Lowe’s (LOW-N)? On a purely statistical basis and EPS growth, this one is the better one. However, standing back and looking at the corporate culture and corporate philosophy, he prefers Home Depot.

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Home Depot (HD-N) or Lowe’s (LOW-N)? On a purely statistical basis and EPS growth, this one is the better one. However, standing back and looking at the corporate culture and corporate philosophy, he prefers Home Depot.

WAIT
WAIT
October 17, 2016

New US home starts are strong, and most States have growth of around 10% year-over-year, but the stocks are not behaving. He would prefer to see this group get engaged before putting new money here. Also, would prefer Home Depot (HD-N), which is better at driving market share.

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New US home starts are strong, and most States have growth of around 10% year-over-year, but the stocks are not behaving. He would prefer to see this group get engaged before putting new money here. Also, would prefer Home Depot (HD-N), which is better at driving market share.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 13, 2016

This one is coming on and improving their operations. They expanded their presence in Canada by buying Rona. They are in Canada, Mexico and the US. As millennials move out of parents’ basements, this stock should do well.

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This one is coming on and improving their operations. They expanded their presence in Canada by buying Rona. They are in Canada, Mexico and the US. As millennials move out of parents’ basements, this stock should do well.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 16, 2016

Just sold his Home Depot (HD-N) holdings, which is a wonderful company with a great web presence. It is growing home-store sales without opening any new stores. However, it is too expensive. Lowes is a sister company and is following up a little. Has a decent dividend, but with a little more dependence on selling appliances. Just because it is a good asset doesn’t mean it is a good investment.

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Just sold his Home Depot (HD-N) holdings, which is a wonderful company with a great web presence. It is growing home-store sales without opening any new stores. However, it is too expensive. Lowes is a sister company and is following up a little. Has a decent dividend, but with a little more dependence on selling appliances. Just because it is a good asset doesn’t mean it is a good investment.

BUY
BUY
June 13, 2016

Home building and new home sales in the US have just skyrocketed. Last month, new home sales increased by 15%. Also, existing home sales are increasing. Executing very well and are able to beat their estimates. She sees this as a non-performer over the next year. Prefers Home Depot (HD-N) slightly more as they execute on earnings and dividend growth more consistently.

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Home building and new home sales in the US have just skyrocketed. Last month, new home sales increased by 15%. Also, existing home sales are increasing. Executing very well and are able to beat their estimates. She sees this as a non-performer over the next year. Prefers Home Depot (HD-N) slightly more as they execute on earnings and dividend growth more consistently.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 29, 2015

Lowes (LOW-N) or Home Depot (HD-N)? The Home Depot has the more premier name and has executed a little bit better. In the last 12 months, they have been very similar in terms of returns. Both names will benefit from the improving housing market in the US, which will continue for years.

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Lowes (LOW-N) or Home Depot (HD-N)? The Home Depot has the more premier name and has executed a little bit better. In the last 12 months, they have been very similar in terms of returns. Both names will benefit from the improving housing market in the US, which will continue for years.

BUY
BUY
October 3, 2013

This is a play on the US housing recovery. Trades at a discount to Home Depot (HD-N). Really well-run company.

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This is a play on the US housing recovery. Trades at a discount to Home Depot (HD-N). Really well-run company.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 29, 2013

Lumber producers, oriented strand board producers and insulation producers had marvellous runs earlier this year as did this one and Home Depot (HD-T). Temporarily he believes there is some short-term weakness in housing. There will be 1,500,000 housing starts in the next 2-3 years. This is an area he wants to be in at some point.

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Lumber producers, oriented strand board producers and insulation producers had marvellous runs earlier this year as did this one and Home Depot (HD-T). Temporarily he believes there is some short-term weakness in housing. There will be 1,500,000 housing starts in the next 2-3 years. This is an area he wants to be in at some point.

BUY
BUY
May 3, 2010
Doesn't think you can go wrong with either Lowe's (LOW-N) or Home Depot (HD-N) as a momentum play in the next 6 to 12 months. Would like to see a better US economy before calling either a core hold in for a long-term hold. Use a 10%-15% stoploss.
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Doesn't think you can go wrong with either Lowe's (LOW-N) or Home Depot (HD-N) as a momentum play in the next 6 to 12 months. Would like to see a better US economy before calling either a core hold in for a long-term hold. Use a 10%-15% stoploss.
HOLD
HOLD
March 10, 2010
One of the 2 senior home improvement companies. He prefers Home Depot (HD-N) because it has slightly better metrics. Bigger wholesale business, which is higher-margin. This company will participate in the resurgence once the housing market starts again.
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One of the 2 senior home improvement companies. He prefers Home Depot (HD-N) because it has slightly better metrics. Bigger wholesale business, which is higher-margin. This company will participate in the resurgence once the housing market starts again.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 21, 2009
Model price of Lowes $24.17. Better than Home Depot. Everyone should have a sell strategy for everything.
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Model price of Lowes $24.17. Better than Home Depot. Everyone should have a sell strategy for everything.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 9, 2008
This is a bit of a speculation as housing prices have dropped, which has wreaked havoc with the new home building industry. It has also stopped transactions in existing homes. Thinks people will be doing home improvements. Also thinks the housing market will come back.
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This is a bit of a speculation as housing prices have dropped, which has wreaked havoc with the new home building industry. It has also stopped transactions in existing homes. Thinks people will be doing home improvements. Also thinks the housing market will come back.
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 27, 2008
He prefers this company to Home Depot (HD-N).
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He prefers this company to Home Depot (HD-N).
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 22, 2008
Negative same-store sales. Just reported earnings and year-over-year they are off only a couple of pennies. Will be earning roughly $1.50 a share this year.
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Negative same-store sales. Just reported earnings and year-over-year they are off only a couple of pennies. Will be earning roughly $1.50 a share this year.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 6, 2008
(A Top Pick July 27/07. Down 22%.) Consumer discretionary has been a very hard-hit area. Still in his top 10.
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(A Top Pick July 27/07. Down 22%.) Consumer discretionary has been a very hard-hit area. Still in his top 10.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 11, 2008
(A Top Pick July 27/07. Down 22%.) The model price is $33.43, a 43% positive differential. Expect it will stay around the current price until there is some easing in the economy.
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(A Top Pick July 27/07. Down 22%.) The model price is $33.43, a 43% positive differential. Expect it will stay around the current price until there is some easing in the economy.
BUY
BUY
April 24, 2008
Q: Would you buy Lowe's (LOW-N) or Home Depot (HD-N)? A: Lowe’s is a much better run company and you should look to buy it at these levels. Thinks the housing sector will recover, if not through new homes, through renovation, which they make a lot of money on.
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Q: Would you buy Lowe's (LOW-N) or Home Depot (HD-N)? A: Lowe’s is a much better run company and you should look to buy it at these levels. Thinks the housing sector will recover, if not through new homes, through renovation, which they make a lot of money on.
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Lowes Companies Inc.(LOW-N) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 2

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On 2020-08-07, Lowes Companies Inc. (LOW-N) stock closed at a price of $152.78.