Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW)

The firm owned 685,921 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock after purchasing an additional 470,295 shares during the quarter. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. The Virginia-based Vnbtrust Association has invested 0.19% in Lowe's Companies, Inc.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 8th. Marshall Wace North America L.P. grew its stake in shares of Lowe's Companies by 75.8% during the 2nd quarter. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.37% with $831.67 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of Lowe's Companies by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp holds 0.26% or 38.45M shares. Tukman Grossman Capital Management Inc now holds 89,718 shares worth $7,172,000.

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In related news, CFO Marshall A. Croom sold 12,700 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 30th. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Lowe's Companies by 8.2% in the first quarter. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) opened at 81.21 on Thursday. (NYSE:LOW) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, November 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $77.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $79.39. The company has a market cap of $67.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.06 and a beta of 1.07. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) now trades with a market capitalization of $68.74 Billion. They expect $1.02 earnings per share, up 15.91% or $0.14 from last year's $0.88 per share. Lowe's Companies had a net margin of 4.51% and a return on equity of 62.02%. The home improvement retailer reported $1.57 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.62 by ($0.05).

For the current quarter, 29 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.02/share. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.87 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $5.15. Trexquant Limited Partnership owns 21,300 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 24th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.73%. Lowe's Companies's payout ratio is 46.20%. "(LOW) on Weakness" was originally posted by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this report on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark law. The original version of this report can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/10/12/marshall-wace-llp-purchases-470295-shares-of-lowes-companies-inc-low.html. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, August 23 with "Hold" rating.

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August 24 investment analysts at Morgan Stanley kept the stock rating at "Overweight" and moved down the price target to $81.00 from $87.00. The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.30 for Lowe's Companies, Inc. This volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in LOW's price. As per Wednesday, July 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Exfo Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) earned "Hold" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, June 30. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.30, for a total transaction of $614,889.90. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.14, for a total value of $1,043,178.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

In other Lowe's Companies news, insider Paul D. Ramsay sold 2,098 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The total value of its holdings decreased 59.4%. Insiders sold 520,357 shares of company stock valued at $42,207,226 in the last quarter. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock rose 0.09% or $0.07 reaching $81.17. (NYSE:HD) operates in the Home Improvement Stores segment of the Services sector. The Company operates approximately 1,860 home improvement and hardware stores, representing approximately 200 million square feet of retail selling space. Lowe's specializes in offering products and services for home improvement, home decor, home maintenance, home fix and remodeling and maintenance of commercial buildings. The Company offers home improvement products in categories, including Lumber and Building Materials; Tools and Hardware; Appliances; Fashion Fixtures; Rough Plumbing and Electrical; Lawn and Garden; Seasonal and Outdoor Living; Paint; Flooring; Millwork, and Kitchens.

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