Lowe’s Gets Trashed After Religious Gaffe

Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) finds itself in the middle of a media frenzy after it bows to protests from a conservative group and pulls its advertising from a reality show about Muslim families. Celebrities are asking the public to boycott Lowe’s stores, while politicians berate the company from the House floor.

Here’s how home improvement stocks are trading today:

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW): LOW shares recently traded at $24.49, up $0.31, or 1.28%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $18.07 to $27.45. Volume today was 13,712,699 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 16,612,200 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 17.93, while trailing earnings are $1.37 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): HD shares recently traded at $39.25, down $0.26, or 0.66%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $28.13 to $40.93. Volume today was 7,665,796 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 11,971,500 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 16.92, while trailing earnings are $2.32 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>