Lodestar Investment Counselil Lowers stake in Lowe's Companies (LOW)

Lowe's Companies (LOW) : Lodestar Investment Counselil reduced its stake in Lowe's Companies by 1.03% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 299,481 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $24,533,484 after selling 3,109 shares in Lowe's Companies , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 14, 2016.Lowe's Companies makes up approximately 3.38% of Lodestar Investment Counselil’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Private Bank Trust Co boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 341 additional shares and now holds a total of 17,514 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $1,434,747. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.22% of Private Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in LOW by selling 22,406 shares or 9.95% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 202,790 shares of LOW which is valued at $16,557,804. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 2.94% of Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Firstmerit Bank N A Trustee reduced its stake in LOW by selling 22 shares or 0.51% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,298 shares of LOW which is valued at $350,932. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.03% of Firstmerit Bank N A Trustee’s portfolio.Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llpma boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 193 additional shares and now holds a total of 26,687 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $2,178,994. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.05% of Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llpma’s portfolio.Newman Dignan Sheerar boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,275 additional shares and now holds a total of 10,212 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $840,856. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.54% of Newman Dignan Sheerar’s portfolio.

Lowe's Companies opened for trading at $81.89 and hit $82.51 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $81.92, with a gain of 0.74% or 0.6 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 37,27,951 shares. Company has a market cap of $72,590 M.

On the company’s financial health, Lowe's Companies reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on May 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.85. The company had revenue of $15234.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $14876.32 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.70 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Lowe's Companies. Company shares were Reiterated by Morgan Stanley on Jun 6, 2016 to “Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 87 from a previous price target of $84 .Topeka Capital Markets Initiated Lowe's Companies on May 24, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $75.Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 19, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 89 from a previous price target of $86 .

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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