Lowe’s Stock Could Blast forty % 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 earlier $190 while maintaining his overweight (read: buy) recommendation.
The brand new objective is roughly forty % higher than Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made the modification of his on the perception that the present average analyst earnings projections for the business underestimate an important factor: demand for home improvement goods and services. The prognosticator feels it’s reasonable that Lowe’s will hit the goal of its of a 12 % EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin in 2021.
“Indeed, we believe [Lowe’s] will almost reach it in 2020 on a’ normalized’ [profit as well as loss]. This is not valued by the market,” he published in his newest research note on the company.
Gutman feels the broader DIY list landscapes will generally benefit 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 thirteen % for Lowe’s and six % for Home Depot.
The Morgan Stanley analyst has additionally raised his price target for Home Depot inventory, though not as drastically. It is 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 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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