How Many Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

April 6, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold Lowe's Companies, Inc. shares while 437 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 351 raised stakes. 585.84 million shares or 0.67% less from 589.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Nomura stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). S&T National Bank & Trust Pa has invested 0.22% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Cobblestone Advsr Ltd Llc New York owns 0.08% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 8,619 shares. Horizon Investments Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.18% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) or 13,518 shares. Icm Asset Mgmt Wa owns 15.35% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 153,770 shares. Apg Asset Nv owns 1.55 million shares. Williams Jones Associate Limited Liability invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Laffer Invests invested in 30,895 shares. Woodstock accumulated 6,395 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Coldstream Capital Mgmt Inc owns 2,669 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Jfs Wealth Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). 72,996 were accumulated by Connors Investor Serv. Raymond James & Associate has invested 0.12% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Tompkins Fincl holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 12,020 shares. American Century Inc has invested 0.21% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

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

Among 22 analysts covering Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Lowe’s had 41 analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 5 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by UBS. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $116.0 target in Tuesday, January 16 report. Guggenheim maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Wednesday, February 28. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $110.0 target. Robert W. Baird maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Monday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. Below is a list of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) latest ratings and price target changes.

06/03/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $116 New Target: $100 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $111.0 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Loop Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $88 Initiates Coverage On
02/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $82 New Target: $95 Maintain
28/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $97.0 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0 Maintain
28/02/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Telsey Advisory Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $116 New Target: $107 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.07% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $87.8. About 4.70 million shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.39% since April 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.16% 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 $72.50 billion. It offers a line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It has a 21.47 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.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Institutional Positions Chart

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