Chilton Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 1.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 124,539 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,250 shares during the quarter. Chilton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Lowe’s Companies were worth $11,502,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bollard Group LLC grew its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 0.5% during the 4th quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 21,022 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,942,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the period. Howe & Rusling Inc. grew its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 13.3% during the 4th quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 938 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $87,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the period. Vaughan David Investments LLC IL grew its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 2.1% during the 4th quarter. Vaughan David Investments LLC IL now owns 5,869 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $542,000 after buying an additional 118 shares during the period. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. grew its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 7,386 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $682,000 after buying an additional 118 shares during the period. Finally, Dakota Wealth Management grew its position in shares of Lowe’s Companies by 1.2% during the 4th quarter. Dakota Wealth Management now owns 10,542 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,091,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. 74.78% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NYSE:LOW opened at $100.81 on Friday. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has a twelve month low of $81.16 and a twelve month high of $117.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.95, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.11. The company has a market cap of $80.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.61, a PEG ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.27.

Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th. The home improvement retailer reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.01. Lowe’s Companies had a return on equity of 80.91% and a net margin of 3.24%. The firm had revenue of $15.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.75 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will post 6.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on Lowe’s Companies to $105.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Loop Capital boosted their target price on Lowe’s Companies from $99.00 to $102.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Citigroup decreased their target price on Lowe’s Companies from $112.00 to $110.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on Lowe’s Companies to $128.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Finally, Wedbush set a $95.00 price objective on Lowe’s Companies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Lowe’s Companies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $113.13.

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About Lowe’s Companies

Lowe's Companies, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It offers a line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. The company provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, paint, millwork, flooring, and kitchens, as well as outdoor power equipment.

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