2. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is down $0.30 (0.6%) to $49.55 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.18-$49.60 after having opened the day at $49.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.25. Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $51.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 38.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.