Recent Releases

03/24/17 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirty-five cents ($0.35) per share, payable May 10, 2017, to shareholders of record as of April 26, 2017. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0
03/08/17 - Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, and Marshall A. Croom, chief financial officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference in New York, NY. What: Presentation by Robert Niblock and Marshall Croom at the Bank of America  Merrill Lynch 2017 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference in New Yor
03/01/17 - Lowe's Reports Fourth Quarter Sales And Earnings Results
-- Comparable Sales Increased 5.1 Percent for the Fourth Quarter -- -- Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.74 for the Fourth Quarter -- -- Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share(1) of $0.86 for the Fourth Quarter -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $663 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.74 for the quarter ended February 3, 2017 compared to net earnings of $11 million and diluted earnings per share of
02/22/17 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) fourth quarter 2016 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Michael P. McDermott, chief customer officer; and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer.  Supplemental slides will be availab
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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