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Lowe's (LOW) Company Profile

Updated Apr 18, 2019
Lowe's has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Lowe's Cos.
Short Name:Lowe's
Trading Ticker Symbol:LOW
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Mooresville, North Carolina
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Services
Seconday Sub-sector:Retail Building Materials
Main Business Areas: Consumer Services, Retail Building Materials, Consumer Cyclical, Home Improvement Stores
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Lowe's

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Lowe's as of writing:
Current Share Price:$113.74
Previous Year's Closing Price:$92.36
Percentage Price Change (YTD):23.15%
Market Cap:$90.53 billion
52-week Price Range:$81.16 - $118.23
Dividend Per Share:$0
EPS (TTM):2.84
Price-Earnings (Trailing):40.05
Price-Earnings (Forward):16.27

Company Profile and Business Description for Lowe's

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Lowe's), incorporated on August 1, 1952, is a home improvement retailer. The Company operates approximately 1,860 home improvement and hardware stores, representing approximately 200 million square feet of retail selling space. The Company operates approximately 1,800 stores located across over 50 states in the United States, including approximately 80 Orchard Supply Hardware (Orchard) stores in California and Oregon, as well as approximately 40 stores in Canada and over 10 stores in Mexico. The Company operates through the home improvement retail operations segment. The Company serves homeowners, renters and professional customers (Pro customers). The Company's retail customers consist of individual homeowners and renters. The Pro customer consists of approximately two categories, such as construction trades, and maintenance, repair and operations.

The Company offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating. The Company offers home improvement products in categories, including Lumber and Building Materials; Tools and Hardware; Appliances; Fashion Fixtures; Rough Plumbing and Electrical; Lawn and Garden; Seasonal Living; Paint; Flooring; Millwork; Kitchens; Outdoor Power Equipment, and Home Fashions. The Company's home improvement store stocks approximately 36,000 items, with a range of additional items available through its Special Order Sales system, Lowes.com, Lowes.ca and ATGstores.com.

The Company's home improvement stores carry a selection of national brand-name merchandise, such as Whirlpool appliances and water heaters, GE, LG and Samsung appliances, Stainmaster carpets, Valspar paints and stains, Pella windows and doors, Sylvania light bulbs, Dewalt power tools, Owens Corning roofing, Johns Manville insulation, James Hardie fiber cement siding, Husqvarna outdoor power equipment and Werner ladders. Its merchandise selection provides the retail and Pro customer a range of national brand-name merchandise needed to complete home improvement, repair, maintenance or construction projects.

The Company sells private brands in various product categories, including Kobalt tools, allen+roth home decor products, Blue Hawk home improvement products, Project Source basic value products, Portfolio lighting products, Garden Treasures lawn and patio products, Utilitech electrical and utility products, Reliabilt doors and windows, Aquasource faucets, sinks and toilets, Harbor Breeze ceiling fans, Top Choice lumber products, and Iris home automation and management products. The Company sources its products from over 7,500 vendors across the world.

The Company offers installation services through independent contractors in a range of its product categories, such as Appliances, Flooring, Kitchens, Lumber and Building Materials, and Millwork. Lowe's Protection Plans provide customers with product protection that extends coverage previously offered by the manufacturer's warranty. The Company provides in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services for appliances, outdoor power equipment, tools, grills, fireplaces and water heaters through its stores or in the home through its Authorized Service Repair Network. The Company operates approximately three contact centers.

1000 Lowes Blvd

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