Recent Releases

11/19/14 - Lowe's Reports Third Quarter Sales And Earnings Results
-- Comparable Sales Increased 5.1 Percent -- -- Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 25.5 Percent -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $585 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2014, a 17.3 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 25.5 percent to $0.59 from $0.47 in the third quarter of 2013. For the nine months ended October 31, 2014, net earnings increa
11/18/14 - Lowe's Names McCanless General Counsel, Secretary And Chief Compliance Officer
-Gaither M. Keener Announces Plans to Retire after 30 Years of Service MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Ross W. (Bill) McCanless will be joining the company as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, effective January 12, 2015. McCanless will replace Gaither M. Keener, who announced plans to retire from the company following 30 years of service. McCanless is returning to Lowe's top legal role,
11/14/14 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty three cents ($0.23) per share, payable February 4, 2015, to shareholders of record as of January 21, 2015. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe's has mo
11/12/14 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) third quarter 2014 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Michael A. Jones, chief customer officer; and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer.  Supplemental slides will be availabl
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Stock Split History

Lowe's has been a publicly owned company since October 10, 1961. Its stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since December 19, 1979. Shares are traded under the ticker symbol LOW.

To illustrate the value of Lowe's common stock, here's what has happened to 100 shares of Lowe's stock bought for $12.25 per share on the initial offering date in 1961 and held as a long-term investment. The original 100 shares has grown to 96,000 shares through stock splits and stock dividends (please see our table below). And this does not include the reinvestment of cash dividends.

DateActionSharesShares After
Split
Closing Price
Before Split
Oct
1961
Bought 100 Shares 100 - -
April
1966
100% stock dividend
(2 for 1)
100 200 41.50
Nov
1969
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
200 400 69.50
Nov
1971
50% Dividend
(3 for 2)
400 600 71.25
July
1972
33 1/3% Dividend
(4 for 3)
600 800 82.00
June
1976
50% Dividend
(3 for 2)
800 1,200 40.50
Nov
1981
Stock Spilt
(3 for 2)
1,200 1,800 19.88
April
1983
Stock Split
(5 for 3)
1,800 3,000 40.25
June
1992
100% Dividend
(2 for 1)
3,000 6,000 39.25
April
1994
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
6,000 12,000 64.50
June
1998
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
12,000 24,000 83.69
June
2001
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
24,000 48,000 72.55
June
2006
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
48,000 96,000 60.67