How to buy Lowes Companies (LOW) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Lowes Companies shares.
Lowe's Companies Inc (LOW) is a leading home improvement retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$199.2 after a previous close of US$198.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD198.52 to a high of USD204.36. The latest price was USD203.92 (25 minute delay). Lowes Companies is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Lowes Companies
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Lowes Companies. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LOW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Lowes Companies reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$198.83, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Lowes Companies, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lowes Companies. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
What's in this guide?
- Lowes Companies key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Lowes Companies stock a buy or sell?
- Lowes Companies performance over time
- Is Lowes Companies suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Lowes Companies shares over-valued?
- Lowes Companies's financials
- How volatile are Lowes Companies shares?
- Does Lowes Companies pay a dividend?
- Have Lowes Companies shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Lowes Companies stock price (NYSE:LOW)Use our graph to track the performance of LOW stocks over time.
Have Lowes Companies's shares ever split?
Lowes Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lowes Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lowes Companies shares which in turn could have impacted Lowes Companies's share price.
Lowes Companies shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$181.85 - US$235.8199|
|50-day moving average||US$199.0638|
|200-day moving average||US$209.5405|
|Dividend yield||US$4.3 (2.2%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$13.05|
Lowes Companies price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||2.44%|
|1 month (2023-11-02)||4.94%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||-12.30%|
|6 months (2023-06-02)||-2.81%|
|1 year (2022-12-02)||-5.08%|
|2 years (2021-12-02)||-18.56%|
|3 years (2020-12-02)||34.33%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||116.09%|
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Is it a good time to buy Lowes Companies stock?
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Is Lowes Companies under- or over-valued?
Valuing Lowes Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lowes Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lowes Companies's P/E ratio
Lowes Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Lowes Companies shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Lowes Companies's PEG ratio
Lowes Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0278. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lowes Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lowes Companies's EBITDA
Lowes Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$15.5 billion (£12.2 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lowes Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Lowes Companies share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lowes Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$181.85 up to US$235.8199. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lowes Companies's is 1.059. This would suggest that Lowes Companies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lowes Companies financials
|Revenue TTM||US$90.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$32.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||19.04%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||US$114.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Lowes Companies share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 25.53% of net profits
Recently Lowes Companies has paid out, on average, around 25.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lowes Companies shareholders could enjoy a 2.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lowes Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $4.3 per share.
While Lowes Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Lowes Companies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Lowes Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 7 February 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 January 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").
Lowes Companies's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lowes Companies.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Lowes Companies's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 15.11
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lowes Companies's overall score of 15.11 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lowes Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Lowes Companies's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.83/100
Lowes Companies's environmental score of 5.83 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lowes Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lowes Companies's social score
Social score: 6.43/100
Lowes Companies's social score of 6.43 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lowes Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Lowes Companies's governance score
Governance score: 3.36/100
Lowes Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lowes Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lowes Companies's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lowes Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lowes Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||15.11|
|Total ESG percentile||4.48|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Lowes Companies overview
Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It also provides home improvement products, such as appliances, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, lumber, kitchens and bath, tools, paint, millwork, hardware, flooring, rough plumbing, building materials, décor, and electrical. In addition, the company offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; and extended protection plans and repair services. It sells its national brand-name merchandise and private brand products to professional customers, homeowners, and renters. The company also sells its products through Lowes.com website; and through mobile applications. Lowe's Companies, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.
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