Lowe’s Stock Could Blast forty % Higher, According to 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 previous $190 while maintaining his overweight (read: buy) recommendation.
The brand new goal is exactly forty % higher than Lowe’s most recent closing stock price.
Gutman made the revision of his on the notion that the current average analyst earnings projections for the company underestimate an important factor: need for home improvement goods and services. The prognosticator feels it is 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 and loss]. This is not appreciated by the market,” he wrote in the latest research note of his on the company.
Gutman believes the broader DIY retail landscapes will generally gain 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 in addition has raised his price target for Home Depot stock, nonetheless, not as drastically. It’s currently $300, out of the former $295. The new level is fourteen % 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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