How Shares Look in the Eyes of Analysts: Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)

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Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $82.687 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $100 while the most conservative estimate stand at $68.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Lowe's Companies, Inc.. They give the company shares an ABR of 1.97. This is based on the 16 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $0.79 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2016-10-31, Lowe's Companies, Inc.'s EPS was reported as $0.88. This created a “surprise factor” -8.33% due to being $-0.08 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-02-22, the date when Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) are expected to release their quarterly results.

Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $50.615 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $57 while the most conservative estimate stand at $45.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.. They give the company shares an ABR of 2.83. This is based on the 13 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $0.61 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2016-09-30, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.'s EPS was reported as $0.6. This created a “surprise factor” 3.45% due to being $0.02 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-02-02, the date when Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) are expected to release their quarterly results.

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