Recent Releases

05/22/18 - Lowe's Names Marvin Ellison President And Chief Executive Officer
30-Year Retail Industry Veteran Brings Significant Experience in Leadership, Operations and Omni-Channel Strategies Lowe's Director Richard W. Dreiling to Become Chairman of the Board MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that Marvin R. Ellison has been named president and CEO, effective July 2, 2018. He will also join Lowe's board of directors at that time. Ellison succeeds Robert A. Niblock, who previously announced his intenti
05/16/18 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) first quarter 2018 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Michael P. McDermott, chief customer officer; and Marshall A. Croom, chief financial officer.  Supplemental slides will be available fi
03/26/18 - Lowe's Announces CEO Succession Plan
After 25 Years with Lowe's, Robert A. Niblock to Retire Upon Appointment of Successor Board Initiates Search for Successor MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that Robert A. Niblock plans to retire as chairman, president and CEO after a 25-year career with the company. The board of directors has initiated a search for his successor, and in the interim Niblock will remain in his current role as chairman, president and CEO.
03/23/18 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of forty-one cents ($0.41) per share, payable May 9, 2018, to shareholders of record as of April 25, 2018. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 bil
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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