Lowe’s Stock Could Blast 40 % Higher, Based on Analyst
A prominent Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) bull is charging harder on the company’s stock. Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman on Friday raised the price target of his on the do retailer, upping it to $210 per share from the previous $190 while maintaining his obese (read: buy) recommendation.
The brand new target is around forty % higher than Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made the revision of his on the belief that the present typical analyst earnings projections for the business underestimate a critical factor: demand for home improvement goods and services. The prognosticator feels it is reasonable that Lowe’s is going to hit the target of its of a twelve % EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin in 2021.
“Indeed, we believe [Lowe’s] will nearly reach it in 2020 on a’ normalized’ [profit as well as loss]. This is not valued by the market,” he have written in the newest research note of his on the business.
Gutman believes the broader DIY list landscapes will generally reap some benefits from the anticipated increasing amount of demand. To be a result, his per-share earnings estimates for both Lowe’s and its arch-rival Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are notably above the average for prognosticators following those stocks — by thirteen % for Lowe’s and 6 % for Home Depot.
The Morgan Stanley analyst has also raised the price target of his for Home Depot inventory, though not as significantly. It is currently $300, out of the former $295. The brand new level is actually 14 % above Home Depot’s most recent closing stock price.
Neither business enterprise had a memorable day in the market on Friday. Lowe’s shares fell by 1.3 %, against the 0.9 % gain of the S&P 500 index. Home Depot declined by nearly 1.6 %.
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