Lowe’s Stock Could Blast forty % Higher, Based on Analyst
A prominent Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) bull is actually charging harder on the company’s stock. Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman on Friday raised his price target on the home improvement retailer, upping it to $210 per share from the previous $190 while keeping his overweight (read: buy) recommendation.
The brand new target is exactly 40 % higher than Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made the modification of his on the belief that the current average analyst earnings projections for the company underestimate an important factor: demand for home improvement goods and services. The prognosticator feels it is practical that Lowe’s is going to hit its target of a twelve % EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin in 2021.
“Indeed, we think [Lowe’s] will almost reach it in 2020 on a’ normalized’ [profit and loss]. This is not valued by the market,” he have written in his newest research note on the company.
Gutman believes the broader DIY retail landscapes will generally benefit from the anticipated increasing amount of demand. As a result, the per-share earnings estimates of his for both Lowe’s and its arch rival Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are notably above the average for prognosticators following those stocks — by 13 % for Lowe’s and 6 % for Home Depot.
The Morgan Stanley analyst in addition has raised his price target for Home Depot stock, even thought not as considerably. It’s these days $300, from 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 almost 1.6 %.
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