Facebook (FB) has recently warned about an impending slowdown in its growth rate as a result of a shift in its advertising strategy.
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.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) repurchased 38 million shares worth $1.2 billion in fiscal 4Q17 and paid ~$1.4 billion in dividends to shareholders.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) expects its revenues to fall in the range of 1%–3% YoY year-over-year in fiscal 1Q18.
In fiscal 2017, revenues from Cisco’s Services segment rose 3% year-over-year to $12.3 billion.
Revenues from Cisco’s (CSCO) Wireless business rose 5% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to $800 million.
Revenues from Cisco’s (CSCO) Switching business fell 9% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to ~$3.4 billion.
Revenues from Cisco’s (CSCO) Data Center segment fell 4% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to $837 million.
Cisco’s Routing segment’s revenues fell 9% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to $1.9 billion.
In fiscal 4Q17, Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) Collaboration revenues fell 3% year-over-year to ~$1.1 billion.
Cisco Systems launched its IoT (Internet of Things) threat defense solution, which utilizes scalable security architecture.
Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) Security segment reported revenues of $558 million in fiscal 4Q17, an increase of 3% year-over-year.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on August 16. Cisco reported revenues of $12.1 billion in fiscal 4Q17, a fall of 4% year-over-year.
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%.