Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Lowers stake in Lowe's Companies (LOW)

Lowe's Companies (LOW) : Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reduced its stake in Lowe's Companies by 2.92% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 231,673 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $19,001,819 after selling 6,971 shares in Lowe's Companies , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016.Lowe's Companies makes up approximately 0.41% of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Royal London Asset Management Ltd reduced its stake in LOW by selling 27,224 shares or 8.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 307,053 shares of LOW which is valued at $25,184,487. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.40% of Royal London Asset Management Ltd’s portfolio.First Quadrant L Pca boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 423,400 additional shares and now holds a total of 455,000 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $36,950,550. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.79% of First Quadrant L Pca’s portfolio.Murphy Pohlad Asset Management reduced its stake in LOW by selling 67 shares or 0.54% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 12,310 shares of LOW which is valued at $1,005,112. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.73% of Murphy Pohlad Asset Management’s portfolio. First Western Capital Management Co added LOW to its portfolio by purchasing 10,145 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $828,339. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.29% of First Western Capital Management Co’s portfolio.Benjamin F. Edwards Company reduced its stake in LOW by selling 1,749 shares or 3.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 49,080 shares of LOW which is valued at $4,007,382. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.76% of Benjamin F. Edwards Company’s portfolio.

Lowe's Companies closed down -0.1 points or -0.12% at $81.62 with 24,10,768 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $81.72, the shares hit an intraday low of $81.3 and an intraday high of $81.88 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

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. Stifel Resumed Lowe's Companies on Aug 2, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $100.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.

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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