Analysts See $1.02 EPS for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW); Harding Loevner LP Has Lifted By $34.23 Million Its Canadian Natl Ry Co (CNI) Position

November 14, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Analysts expect Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report $1.02 EPS on November, 21 before the open.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 15.91% from last quarter’s $0.88 EPS. LOW’s profit would be $849.50 million giving it 19.00 P/E if the $1.02 EPS is correct. After having $1.57 EPS previously, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.’s analysts see -35.03% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $77.53. About 165 shares traded. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Harding Loevner Lp increased Canadian Natl Ry Co (CNI) stake by 7.37% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Harding Loevner Lp acquired 422,533 shares as Canadian Natl Ry Co (CNI)’s stock rose 4.48%. The Harding Loevner Lp holds 6.16M shares with $499.20M value, up from 5.74M last quarter. Canadian Natl Ry Co now has $60.02B valuation. The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $80.33. About shares traded. Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) has risen 30.03% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.33% the S&P500.

Harding Loevner Lp decreased First Rep Bk San Francisco C (NYSE:FRC) stake by 93,560 shares to 2.22M valued at $222.61 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Svb Finl Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) stake by 66,865 shares and now owns 1.56M shares. Priceline Grp Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) was reduced too.

Among 25 analysts covering Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Canadian National Railway had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Tuesday, June 21 by Argus Research. The stock of Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. Credit Suisse maintained Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) rating on Thursday, July 13. Credit Suisse has “Hold” rating and $8400 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 6 with “Neutral”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. The rating was upgraded by TD Securities to “Buy” on Tuesday, September 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 22 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by Raymond James. The stock of Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, March 15. The stock of Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $2.77 million activity. Another trade for 23,023 shares valued at $1.83M was made by Ramsay Paul D on Tuesday, May 30. $936,115 worth of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was sold by Maltsbarger Richard D on Tuesday, May 30.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 79 investors sold Lowe’s Companies, Inc. shares while 402 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 606.01 million shares or 2.56% less from 621.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Raymond James Trust Na stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Montecito Fincl Bank & holds 3,997 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Friess Associates Lc, a Wyoming-based fund reported 181,925 shares. Hamel Associate reported 3,180 shares. Moreover, Lynch & Associate In has 1.11% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Sustainable Growth Advisers Limited Partnership owns 3.57M shares for 4.05% of their portfolio. 5,337 are held by Greenleaf Trust. Kcm Inv Advsr Limited Com reported 51,942 shares. Oppenheimer Asset, a New York-based fund reported 52,081 shares. Holland Cap Ltd Com reported 678,810 shares. Shine Investment Advisory Svcs has 0.01% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 207 shares. Apriem Advisors has 0.17% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 8,224 shares. Capstone Asset reported 0.36% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). 51,375 are held by Cannell Peter B & Communication Inc. First Merchants Corp has invested 1.08% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement company. The company has market cap of $64.57 billion. The Firm operates approximately 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores. It has a 21.85 P/E ratio. The Firm offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating.

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