Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) Reaches $100.86 After 8.00% Up Move; Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB) Covered By 11 Bulls

January 14, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Among 15 analysts covering Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Silicon Labs had 41 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 29 report. Barclays Capital maintained Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $86 target. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Wednesday, October 28 with “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, December 11. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 30 with “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton on Wednesday, February 1 with “Buy”. M Partners upgraded Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) rating on Thursday, October 27. M Partners has “Buy” rating and $73 target. The rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 26. Canaccord Genuity maintained Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) on Tuesday, June 27 with “Buy” rating. See Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) latest ratings:

11/12/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $105.0 Maintain
08/12/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0
26/10/2017 Broker: M Partners Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0
26/10/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy Old Target: $90 New Target: $115 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $98.0 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Drexel Hamilton Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $72 New Target: $86 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $95.0 Maintain

The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 5.35% or $5.12 during the last trading session, reaching $100.86. About 14.25 million shares traded or 127.80% up from the average. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $83.69 billion company. It was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $108.93 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:LOW worth $6.70B more.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $3.84 million activity. Hollister John C sold $146,600 worth of stock. On Tuesday, September 19 the insider Tuttle George Tyson sold $615,517. $407,250 worth of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) was sold by WOOD WILLIAM P. BOCK WILLIAM G sold $188,250 worth of stock.

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets mixed-signal analog intensive integrated circuits in the United States, China, and internationally. The company has market cap of $4.05 billion. The firm offers Internet of things products, such as 8-bit mixed-signal, 32-bit wireless, and ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers; and wireless connectivity devices comprising a range of integrated and low power transceivers, as well as sensor products, including optical and relative humidity/temperature sensors. It has a 57.01 P/E ratio. It also provides broadcast products, including TV tuners and demodulators, and automotive radio tuners, as well as AM/FM, HD radio, and DAB/DAB+ receivers.

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $95.1. About 144,843 shares traded. Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) has risen 59.49% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold Silicon Laboratories Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 38.41 million shares or 3.13% more from 37.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Financial Grp invested in 195,177 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 9,996 are held by Granite Inv Partners Lc. Us Retail Bank De stated it has 1,612 shares. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Limited Partnership holds 0.85% or 894,175 shares. Ngam Advisors Lp has 0.07% invested in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). First Mercantile Trust Com reported 4,291 shares. Cap Rech Global Invsts accumulated 0.02% or 756,000 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De reported 233,430 shares. 3.60M are owned by Vanguard Gp. Deutsche Bancorp Ag owns 150,319 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Oz Limited Partnership invested in 0.02% or 50,703 shares. 11,385 were accumulated by Atlantic Lc. Blackrock owns 4.66M shares. First Interstate Savings Bank has invested 0% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd reported 330,472 shares.

LoweÂ’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement firm in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $83.69 billion. It offers a line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It has a 24.31 P/E ratio. The firm provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, seasonal living, lawn and garden, paint, millwork, flooring, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $778,532 activity. On Friday, September 22 Hollifield Matthew V sold $614,857 worth of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) or 7,853 shares. Ramsay Paul D had sold 2,098 shares worth $163,675.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. Atlantic Securities upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $94 target in Tuesday, November 24 report. Bernstein initiated Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Monday, February 6. Bernstein has “Underperform” rating and $66 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, November 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 19 by Zelman. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Wednesday, August 23. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $75.0 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, November 27. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 20 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 76 investors sold Lowe's Companies, Inc. shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw & has 0.12% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 1.01M shares. Bokf Na accumulated 0.25% or 106,089 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability holds 0.09% or 9.06M shares in its portfolio. S&T Savings Bank Pa invested in 14,025 shares. Lee Danner Bass Incorporated holds 1.1% or 127,845 shares. Moors Cabot accumulated 0.19% or 16,672 shares. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 0.2% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Sumitomo Mitsui Inc, a Japan-based fund reported 2.46M shares. Wolverine Asset Management Limited has invested 0.02% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Products Prtnrs Lc holds 290,411 shares. Legacy Private Tru Company accumulated 6,407 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Co invested in 0.02% or 1,569 shares. Nomura Holdings owns 0.02% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 138,259 shares. Blackrock has 61.19 million shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. California-based Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd Liability Co has invested 1.58% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

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