Lowe’s Stock Could Blast 40 % 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 his price target on the home improvement retailer, upping it to $210 per share from the earlier $190 while keeping his overweight (read: buy) recommendation.
The brand new target is roughly forty % higher compared to Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made his revision on the notion that the present typical analyst earnings projections for the business underestimate an important factor: need for home improvement goods as well as services. The prognosticator feels it is reasonable that Lowe’s will hit its goal of a 12 % EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin in 2021.
“Indeed, we feel [Lowe’s] will almost reach it in 2020 on a’ normalized’ [profit and loss]. This’s not appreciated by the market,” he have written in the latest research note of his on the business.
Gutman feels the broader DIY list landscape will typically benefit from the anticipated increasing amount of demand. To be 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 six % for Home Depot.
The Morgan Stanley analyst in addition has raised his price target for Home Depot inventory, even thought not as dramatically. It’s currently $300, out of the former $295. The brand new level is fourteen % 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 nearly 1.6 %.
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