Recent Releases

09/12/16 - Han Joins Lowe's As SVP, Business Development
-- Leads innovation and development capabilities shaping home improvement's future -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that James K. Han has joined Lowe's as senior vice president of business development. He reports to Chief Development Officer Richard D. Maltsbarger. In this new role, Han is responsible for accelerating the company's business development strategy focused on identifying and implementing growth opportunit
09/02/16 - Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 2, 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 Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York, NY.   What: Presentation by Robert Niblock and Bob Hull at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York, NY When:   1:
08/19/16 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 19, 2016 /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 November 2, 2016, to shareholders of record as of October 19, 2016. 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 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe's and its rel
08/17/16 - Lowe's Reports Second Quarter Sales and Earnings Results
-- Loss on Foreign Currency Hedge Impacts Diluted Earnings Per Share by $0.06 -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $1.2 billion for the quarter ended July 29, 2016, a 3.7 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 9.2 percent to $1.31 from $1.20 in the second quarter of 2015. For the six months ended July 29, 2016, net earnings increased 14.0 percent from the same perio
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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