3. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is up $0.84 (2.5%) to $34.80 on average volume Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.93-$34.84 after having opened the day at $33.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.96. Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $36.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now.