Recent Releases

04/11/16 - Lowe's Prices $3.3 Billion Notes Offering
MOORESVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today it has agreed to sell $250 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2019, $350 million of 1.15% Notes due 2019, $1.35 billion of 2.50% Notes due 2026 and $1.35 billion of 3.70% Notes due 2046. Estimated net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $3.26 billion, after deducting offering expenses and underwriters' discounts. Lowe's plans to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to fun
03/18/16 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty eight cents ($0.28) per share, payable May 4, 2016, to shareholders of record as of April 20, 2016. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at Lowes.com, Lowes.ca and Lowes.com.mx.
03/08/16 - Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from the UBS Global Consumer Conference
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer will present at the UBS Global Consumer Conference in Boston, MA.   What: Presentation by Robert Niblock and Bob Hull at the UBS Global Consumer Conference in Boston, MA When: 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March
02/24/16 - Lowe's Reports Fourth Quarter Sales and Earnings Results
-- Comparable Sales Increased 5.2 Percent for the Fourth Quarter -- -- Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share(1) of $0.59 for the Fourth Quarter Increased 28.3% -- -- Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share(1) of $3.29 for the Fiscal Year Increased 21.4% -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $11 million and diluted earnings share of $0.01 for the quarter ended January 29, 2016, which includes a non-cash impairment
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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