Guild Investment Management Exits Position in Lowe's Companies (LOW)

Lowe's Companies (LOW) : Guild Investment Management has sold out all of its stake in Lowe's Companies during the most recent quarter, according to the disclosure filed by the company on Apr 20, 2016 with the SEC. The investment management company has sold out 10,800 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $821,340.

Lowe's Companies opened for trading at $75.86 and hit $76.31 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $76.05, with a gain of 0.29% or 0.22 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 27,54,751 shares. Company has a market cap of $68,250 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Aull Monroe Investment Management Corp reduced its stake in LOW by selling 150 shares or 1.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,862 shares of LOW which is valued at $750,005. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.44% of Aull Monroe Investment Management Corp’s portfolio. Banced Corp added LOW to its portfolio by purchasing 10,886 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $841,597. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 1.46% of Banced Corp’s portfolio.First United Bank Trust reduced its stake in LOW by selling 94 shares or 0.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 33,016 shares of LOW which is valued at $2,552,467. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 2.32% of First United Bank Trust’s portfolio.Charter Trust Co boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 350 additional shares and now holds a total of 40,946 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $3,077,092. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.38% of Charter Trust Co’s portfolio.British Columbia Investment Management Corp boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,431 additional shares and now holds a total of 575,247 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $43,229,812. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.41% of British Columbia Investment Management Corp’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Lowe's Companies reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 24, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.59. The company had revenue of $13236.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $13071.83 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Lowe's Companies. Barclays Initiated Lowe's Companies on Mar 31, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $85.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (Lowe’s) is a home improvement retailer. As of January 30 2015 Lowe’s operated 1840 home improvement and hardware stores representing approximately 201 million square feet of retail selling space. Lowe’s is consisted of 1793 stores located across 50 states in the United States including 74 Orchard Supply Hardware (Orchard) stores in California and Oregon as well as 37 stores in Canada and 10 stores in Mexico. It serves homeowners renters and professional customers (Pro customers). Its retail customers consisted of individual homeowners and renters complete a range of projects. The Pro customer consists of two categories: construction trades and maintenance repair and operations. The Company offers a range of products for maintenance repair remodeling and decorating.

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