2. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is down $0.40 (-1.0%) to $37.98 on average volume Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.91-$38.31 after having opened the day at $38.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.38.

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 $42.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, reasonable 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.

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