Prudential Cuts Lowe's to Hold

Analyst Wayne Hood says the rate of change at the home improvement retailer is moderating

Prudential lowered its investment rating on Lowe's Cos. (LOW ) to hold from buy, saying the rate of change at the home improvement retailer appears to be moderating. The company on Monday posted fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.28 vs. $0.18. Analyst Wayne Hood says the company's fourth quarter was impressive, exceeding his consensus estimates. But while he believes the company's strong strong fundamentals remain intact, he says the rate of change appears to be mderating.

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