Recent Releases

02/21/18 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) fourth quarter 2017 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Richard D. Maltsbarger, chief operating officer; and Marshall A. Croom, chief financial officer. Supplemental slides will be ava
02/01/18 - Lowe's Expands Benefits And Announces Cash Bonus
Company awards more than 260,000 U.S. hourly employees bonus of up to $1,000 MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced plans to enhance benefits, including expanded maternity and parental leave as well as adoption assistance. The company will also offer a one-time bonus up to $1,000 for its more than 260,000 hourly employees. The bonus will be paid in addition to the company's long-standing, store-level bonus program.
01/26/18 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Announces New $5 Billion Share Repurchase Program
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its commitment to return excess cash to shareholders, the Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today authorized a new $5 billion repurchase program for the company's common stock.  This new repurchase program has no expiration date and is additive to the previous program's remaining balance, which was $2.1 billion as of Nov. 3, 2017, the end of the company's third fiscal quarter.  Repurchases will be subject to mark
01/19/18 - Lowe's Announces Three New Appointments To Board Of Directors
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that it has appointed David H. Batchelder, co-founder of Relational Investors, and Lisa W. Wardell, CEO of Adtalem Global Education, to its board of directors effective March 22, 2018.  The company will nominate Batchelder, Wardell and new nominee Brian C. Rogers, chairman of T. Rowe Price Group and its former chief investment officer, for election at Lowe's 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
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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