Mcqueen Ball Associates Lowers stake in Lowe's Companies (LOW)

Lowe's Companies (LOW) : Mcqueen Ball Associates reduced its stake in Lowe's Companies by 0.66% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 33,925 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $2,451,081 after selling 225 shares in Lowe's Companies , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 5, 2016.Lowe's Companies makes up approximately 1.68% of Mcqueen Ball Associates’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , First American Trust Fsb reduced its stake in LOW by selling 22,310 shares or 79.41% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,784 shares of LOW which is valued at $417,894. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.13% of First American Trust Fsb’s portfolio. Eqis Capital Management sold out all of its stake in LOW during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 10,476 shares of LOW which is valued $756,891.Lynch Associatesin boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 575 additional shares and now holds a total of 35,957 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $2,597,893. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 1.15% of Lynch Associatesin’s portfolio.Beacon Financial Group boosted its stake in LOW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,234 additional shares and now holds a total of 32,180 shares of Lowe's Companies which is valued at $2,325,005. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.49% of Beacon Financial Group’s portfolio.Cullinan Associates Inc reduced its stake in LOW by selling 6,434 shares or 4.48% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 137,122 shares of LOW which is valued at $9,907,065. Lowe's Companies makes up approx 0.85% of Cullinan Associates Inc’s portfolio.

Lowe's Companies opened for trading at $72.24 and hit $73.05 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $72.7, with a gain of 0.71% or 0.51 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 63,89,128 shares. Company has a market cap of $63,588 M.

On the company’s financial health, Lowe's Companies reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.05 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.42. The company had revenue of $18260.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $18420.50 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.20 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 19, 2016, Lowe's Companies announced a cash dividend of $0.3500. The company’s management has announced Oct 17, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Oct 19, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Nov 2, 2016.

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.

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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