Lowe’s on the Street: Analyst View ahead of the 2Q17 Earnings
Of the 30 analysts tracking Lowe’s, 56.7% recommend a “buy,” while 40% recommend a “hold,” and the remaining 3.3% recommend a “sell.”
On August 17, 2017, Lowe’s was trading at a forward PE multiple of 14.9x, compared with 17.0x before its 1Q17 earnings announcement.
For 2Q17, analysts are expecting Lowe’s (LOW) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $1.61, which would mean growth of 17.5% from $1.37 in 2Q16.
For 2Q17, analysts are expecting Lowe’s (LOW) to post a gross margin, EBITDA margin, and net margin of 34.3%, 14.1%, and 7.0%, respectively.
For 2Q17, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) is expected to post revenues of ~$19.5 billion, which would mean growth of 7.0% from around $18.3 billion in 2Q16.
Despite the recent fall in Lowe’s stock price, LOW has returned 4.2% YTD.
Gap (GPS) reported its 2Q17 results on August 17. The company reported adjusted diluted EPS of $0.58 and topped Wall Street analysts’ estimates.
Gap (GPS) reported total revenues of $3.8 billion in 2Q17 and beat the consensus by $30 million. On a YoY basis, the company’s top line fell 1.4%.
Gap (GPS) reported it 2Q17 results on August 17, 2017. The results pertain to the three-month period ending July 29, 2017.
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