4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Lowe's

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home improvement retailer Lowe's (NYS: LOW) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Lowe's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Lowe's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mooresville, N.C. (1952)

Market Cap

$38.0 billion


Home improvement retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$50.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Robert Niblock
CFO Robert Hull

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.3 billion / $7.6 billion

Dividend yield



Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 88% of the 2,435 members who have rated Lowe's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, RScottK26, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Will see growth as housing recovers, but also as investors and landlords improve apartments and rental homes. Almost all foreclosures need work done after purchasing. Also, [Western Canadian] expansion interesting. I don't know about the next 6 to 12 months, but 5 years out I have to think this stock is way up.

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