Recent Releases

12/06/17 - Lowe's Names Sylvain Prud'homme President, International
Prud'homme also retains role as President and CEO of Lowe's Canada MOORESVILLE, NC, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that Sylvain Prud'homme has been appointed president, international, effective Dec. 15. He will report to Chairman, President & CEO Robert A. Niblock and will remain based in Boucherville, Quebec. Prud'homme will continue to serve as president and CEO of Lowe's Canada and add responsibilities for the Mexico business, wit
11/21/17 - Lowe's Reports Third Quarter Sales and Earnings Results
-- Comparable Sales Increased 5.7 Percent for the Third Quarter -- -- Diluted Earnings Per Share of $1.05 -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $872 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.05 for the quarter ended Nov. 3, 2017, compared to net earnings of $379 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.43 in the third quarter of 2016.  Diluted earnings per share increased 19.3 percent from adjusted dilut
11/21/17 - Lowe's Appoints Richard D. Maltsbarger Chief Operating Officer
-Rick D. Damron to retire in February 2018 after 36 years with Lowe's- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Richard D. Maltsbarger, Lowe's chief development officer and president, international, has been appointed chief operating officer, effective Feb. 3, 2018, and will continue to report to Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO. Maltsbarger succeeds Rick D. Damron who plans to retire after 36 years with the company
11/14/17 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) third quarter 2017 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Rick D. Damron, chief operating officer; and Marshall A. Croom, chief financial officer.  Supplemental slides will be ava
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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