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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$231.12 after a previous close of US$229.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD230.34 to a high of USD238.06. The latest price was USD234.17 (25 minute delay). Lowes Companies is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Lowes Companies

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$229.75, 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.
  6. 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.

Lowes Companies stock price (NYSE:LOW)

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Have Lowes Companies's shares ever split?

Lowes Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 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

Information last updated 2024-07-12.
OpenUS$231.12
HighUS$238.06
LowUS$230.34
CloseUS$234.17
Previous closeUS$229.75
Change US$4.42
Change % 1.9238%
Volume 3,168,492
Information last updated 2024-07-14.
52-week rangeUS$180.0794 - US$261.2413
50-day moving average US$223.6248
200-day moving average US$219.8447
Target priceUS$251.82
PE ratio 18.7264
Dividend yield US$4.4 (1.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$12.5

Lowes Companies share growth calculator

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Lowes Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $234.17

1 week (2024-07-03) 9.78%
1 month (2024-06-14) 4.84%
3 months (2024-04-12) 0.91%
6 months (2024-01-12) 6.97%
1 year (2023-07-14) 2.37%
2 years (2022-07-13) 28.40%
3 years (2021-07-14) 21.50%
5 years (2019-07-12) 118.04%

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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 19x. In other words, Lowes Companies shares trade at around 19x 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 3.0199. 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$12.8 billion (£9.8 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lowes Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Lowes Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lowes Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$180.0794 up to US$261.2413. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LOW.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lowes Companies's is 1.067. 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$85.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.42%
Gross profit TTM US$32.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.82%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 8.46%
Book value -25.535
Market capitalisation US$133.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lowes Companies share dividends

36%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.74% of net profits

Recently Lowes Companies has paid out, on average, around 35.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% 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 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lowes Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $4.4 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 6 August 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 July 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 12/31/2018) 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

Lowe's Companies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.11
Total ESG percentile 4.48
Environmental score 5.83
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 6.43
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 3.36
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, renters, businesses, and government. 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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