Home Improvement Centers Scramble To Help Hurricane Victims

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at two of our home improvement retailers in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. We also provide a link to download FREE STOCK REPORTS on Lowe’s $LOW and Home Depot $HD.

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Home Depot (HD) is the one of world’s largest home improvement retailer. The company offers a level of service unprecedented among warehouse-style retailers. Home Depot stores cater to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals. The Home Depot currently operates in the USA, Canada, Chile, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. The company also operates EXPO Design Centers across the U.S. and Villager’s Hardware in New Jersey.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) is a retailer of home improvement products in the world, with specific emphasis on retail do-it-yourself and commercial business customers. Lowe’s specializes in offering products and services for home improvement, home decor, home maintenance, home repair and remodeling and maintenance of commercial buildings. Lowe’s principal customer groups are do-it-yourself retail customers and commercial business customers.

Neither of these companies are currently rated a BUY by our models. But, as we always note, our models run on fundamental financial data rather than news, rumours, etc. Over the past few weeks, stock in both companies has seen a run up in share prices by investors anticipating that the effects of both Harvey and Irma would boost the bottom line and quarterly results.

News media were awash in reports of the retailers moving hundreds of thousands of sheets of plywood, lots of generators, and other items needed by all those seeking to batten down the hatches ahead of the two massive storms.

Now, it is anticipated that home owners will be once again emptying the stores as they address damage and rebuild their homes.

Both retailers are ready, as they have greatly updated and expanded their supply chains so that they can ship new inventory and assist with the rebuilding phase. These retailers have worked with government officials to garner special transportation and other privileges that allows them to get quickly back up and running in the aftermath of disasters.

Depending on the damage, we would expect to see a definite boost for these firms in the aftermath of the storms. But, our ratings are driven by one-year forecast prices, and thus we we not see much change there until earnings and other data points are adjusted upwards to reflect the additional storm and recovery-driven sales numbers..

For today’s bulletin, we provide full data for both Home Depot and Lowe’s, and we have also provided links for our detailed valuation and forecast reports on both firms so that you may compare them in depth.

ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on Home Depot for 2017-09-08. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Home Depot has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Book Market Ratio.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Home Depot (HD) from the link below.

 

ValuEngine Forecast
Target
Price*
Expected
Return
1-Month 159.96 0.19%
3-Month 159.35 -0.20%
6-Month 161.27 1.01%
1-Year 163.31 2.29%
2-Year 160.48 0.51%
3-Year 156.20 -2.17%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 2.73% overvalued Valuation Rank(?) 44
1-M Forecast Return 0.19% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 66
12-M Return 21.64% Momentum Rank(?) 73
Sharpe Ratio 1.26 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 95
5-Y Avg Annual Return 19.42% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 87
Volatility 15.42% Volatility Rank(?) 79
Expected EPS Growth 11.48% EPS Growth Rank(?) 43
Market Cap (billions) 210.40 Size Rank 100
Trailing P/E Ratio 22.72 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 56
Forward P/E Ratio 20.38 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 34
PEG Ratio 1.98 PEG Ratio Rank 23
Price/Sales 2.16 Price/Sales Rank(?) 46
Market/Book 159.52 Market/Book Rank(?) 2
Beta 1.05 Beta Rank 36
Alpha -0.03 Alpha Rank 46

 

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ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on Lowe’s Companies Inc. for 2017-09-08. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Lowe’s Companies Inc. has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Book Market Ratio.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) from the link below.

 

ValuEngine Forecast
Target
Price*
Expected
Return
1-Month 78.67 0.14%
3-Month 78.51 -0.06%
6-Month 78.10 -0.59%
1-Year 79.87 1.67%
2-Year 79.07 0.66%
3-Year 80.30 2.22%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 4.06% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 58
1-M Forecast Return 0.14% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 62
12-M Return 5.98% Momentum Rank(?) 50
Sharpe Ratio 1.02 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 92
5-Y Avg Annual Return 19.07% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 86
Volatility 18.65% Volatility Rank(?) 73
Expected EPS Growth 10.94% EPS Growth Rank(?) 42
Market Cap (billions) 76.43 Size Rank 99
Trailing P/E Ratio 17.91 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 69
Forward P/E Ratio 16.14 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 52
PEG Ratio 1.64 PEG Ratio Rank 28
Price/Sales 1.13 Price/Sales Rank(?) 65
Market/Book 17.85 Market/Book Rank(?) 9
Beta 1.05 Beta Rank 37
Alpha -0.17 Alpha Rank 26

 

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