Lowe’s Stock Could Blast 40 % Higher, According to 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 home improvement retailer, upping it to $210 per share from the preceding $190 while keeping his overweight (read: buy) recommendation.
The new objective is around 40 % higher compared to Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made his modification on the notion that the present average analyst earnings projections for the business underestimate a crucial factor: need for home improvement goods as well as services. The prognosticator feels it is reasonable that Lowe’s is going to hit the goal of its of a twelve % EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin in 2021.
“Indeed, we feel [Lowe’s] will nearly reach it in 2020 on a’ normalized’ [profit as well as loss]. This is not appreciated by the market,” he had written in the latest research note of his on the company.
Gutman feels the broader DIY list landscape will typically 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 thirteen % for Lowe’s and 6 % for Home Depot.
The Morgan Stanley analyst has additionally raised the price target of his for Home Depot inventory, although not as considerably. It is currently $300, out of the former $295. The brand new level is actually fourteen % 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 nearly 1.6 %.
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