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Dividend stocks can make for great investments as they can be excellent sources of recurring income for your portfolio. Two companies that have been increasing their payouts for decades and recently announced dividend rate hikes are Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) and Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW). Medical device maker Medtronic operates in over 150 countries, and patients rely on its products to help with over 70 different conditions.
Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian reviews Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) prospects to determine which dividend stock is the best one to buy right now. *Stock prices used were the afternoon prices of June 3, 2023.
The home improvement retailer has boosted its dividend for over a half-century -- even in the toughest of environments.
While the top- and bottom-line numbers for Lowe's (LOW) give a sense of how the business performed in the quarter ended April 2023, it could be worth looking at how some of its key metrics compare to Wall Street estimates and year-ago values.
Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) and Tractor Supply (NASDAQ: TSCO) don't compete directly, but they share many similarities as investments. Fans of growth stocks will find more to like about Tractor Supply today. Sure, the rural lifestyle retailer missed sales expectations in the most recent quarter.
Here's a look into the top two home improvement retailers and which stock is a better buy right now.
Investors may keep a tab on stocks like LOW, NTES, CM, HLNE and IEX, which have lately hiked their dividend payments.
Lowe's (LOW) board has raised the quarterly dividend by 5% to $1.10 per share. The company's Total Home strategy also bodes well.
Investors were worried heading into the Q1 earnings update from Lowe's (NYSE: LOW). Lowe's followed its larger peer in reducing its fiscal-year outlook on both the top and bottom lines. Lowe's said its business was hit by the same three challenges that featured prominently in Home Depot's mid-May announcement.
During its fiscal 2023 first quarter (ended May 5), Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) generated revenue of $22.3 billion (down 6% year over year) and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $3.67 (up 5%). While these results were a bit of a mixed bag, they exceeded Wall Street estimates. Many retailers, including Lowe's, are faced with an uncertain economic backdrop.
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RH continues its stretch of poor results, in part because of poor execution.
Lowe's reported quarterly financial results that could have major implications for dividend stock investors.
The stock market lost its upward momentum on Tuesday as the lack of progress toward a resolution of the debt ceiling debate in Washington seemed to overwhelm investors. Investors still seem largely confident that lawmakers will resolve the debt ceiling problem without a cataclysmic default, but the lack of a clear solution as the days tick down still weighed a bit on sentiment. Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) managed to post a modest gain for the day after releasing its quarterly figures, but shareholders in auto parts retailer AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) weren't as fortunate.
Customers spent less per ticket, down 0.3% for the first quarter.
Yahoo Finance Live's Akiko Fujita and Seana Smith discuss the latest from the retail sector, including Lowe's stock rising on an earnings beat, the decline in BJ's Wholesale shares, and the state of the consumer amidst the current economic slowdown.
Here with me today are Marvin Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer; Bill Boltz, our executive vice president, merchandising; Joe McFarland, our executive vice president, stores; and Brandon Sink, our executive vice president and chief financial officer. During this call, we'll be making comments that are forward-looking, including our expectations for fiscal 2023.
Lowe's (LOW) reports lower sales year over year for first-quarter fiscal 2023 due to weak comps.
Yahoo Finance reporter Dani Romero discusses Lowe's Q1 earnings which indicate that home owners are remodeling their homes less and breaks down which areas consumers are downsizing in.
One week after home improvement giant Home Depot (NYSE: HD) shocked the stock market with a sales miss and weak guidance, investors are having the opposite reaction to news that its archrival has beaten on sales (and issued weak guidance). This morning, home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) announced that it earned an adjusted profit of $3.67 per share on $22.3 billion in sales in the first quarter of 2023 versus analyst expectations of $3.44 and $21.6 billion. Not all of Lowe's news was good -- but not all of it was bad, either.
Huntington Private Bank Director of Wealth Strategy Dan Griffith joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss Lowe's Q1 earnings report and the impact the company is seeing from a slowdown in consumer demand.
Yahoo Finance Live breaks down some of today's top developing headlines, including earnings from Lowe's and Zoom, and the ongoing debt limit talks between President Biden and lawmakers.
Lowe's (LOW) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 5.46% and 3.64%, respectively, for the quarter ended April 2023. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
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Investing.com -- Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) has reported a decline in first-quarter sales and lowered its full-year financial outlook, as the home improvement chain was hit by a slowdown in discretionary spending by shoppers and softening lumber prices.