Lowe’s Stock Could Blast 40 % 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 do retailer, upping it to $210 per share from the preceding $190 while keeping his obese (read: buy) recommendation.
The new target is approximately forty % higher compared to Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made the modification of his on the belief that the present average analyst earnings projections for the business underestimate an important factor: need for home improvement goods as well as services. The prognosticator feels it’s realistic that Lowe’s is going to hit its goal of a 12 % EBIT (earnings before interest as well as taxes) margin in 2021.
“Indeed, we feel [Lowe’s] will nearly reach it in 2020 on a’ normalized’ [profit as well as loss]. This’s not valued by the market,” he had written in his newest research note on the business.
Gutman believes the broader DIY retail landscape will generally reap some benefits from the anticipated rise in demand. Being 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 13 % for Lowe’s and 6 % for Home Depot.
The Morgan Stanley analyst has additionally raised his price target for Home Depot inventory, however, not as considerably. It’s currently $300, from the former $295. The brand new level is 14 % above Home Depot’s most recent closing stock price.
Neither business had a memorable day in the market place 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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