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Lowe's

Lowe's is the No. 2 home-improvement retailer behind Home Depot. The company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 27.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.1%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin remained about the same as a year ago.

Lowe's has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.11, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 11.02% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $30.48. The stock closed Thursday at $27.33.


Cooper

Cooper is a global medical device company. The firm is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings on Feb. 27.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.1%

Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as one year ago.

Cooper has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.82, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholder's net worth increased 16.24% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $92.40. Shares closed Thursday at $70.87.

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