Recent Releases

03/20/15 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Announces New $5 Billion Share Repurchase Program And Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its commitment to return excess cash to shareholders, the Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has authorized a new repurchase program of $5 billion of the company's common stock.  This new repurchase program has no expiration date and adds to the previous program's balance, which was $2.4 billion as of January 30, 2015.  Repurchases will be subject to market conditions and will be made from time to time either in
02/25/15 - Lowe's Reports Fourth Quarter Sales And Earnings Results
-- Comparable Sales Increased 7.3 Percent -- -- Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 58.6 Percent to a Record $0.46 -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $450 million for the quarter ended January 30, 2015, a 47.0 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 58.6 percent to $0.46 from $0.29 in the fourth quarter of 2013. For the fiscal year ended January 30, 2015, net e
02/18/15 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) fourth quarter 2014 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Rick D. Damron, chief operating officer; and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer.  Supplemental slides will be availabl
01/30/15 - Lowe's Names James H. Morgan To Board Of Directors
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the board of directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced it has appointed James H. Morgan, 67, to the company's board, effective immediately. Today's announcement brings Lowe's board of directors to 12 members, 11 of whom are independent. Morgan is chairman of Krispy Kreme, having served as the company's CEO from 2008 to 2014, on its board of directors since 2000, and as its chairman since 2005. He has extensive experience in the fi
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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