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Last $71.84 USD
Change Today -1.32 / -1.80%
Volume 5.6M
LOW On Other Exchanges
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lowe's cos inc (LOW) Snapshot

Open
$73.57
Previous Close
$73.16
Day High
$73.57
Day Low
$71.79
52 Week High
03/24/15 - $76.25
52 Week Low
05/15/14 - $44.13
Market Cap
68.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
3.7M
EPS TTM
$2.71
Shares Outstanding
951.7M
EX-Date
04/20/15
P/E TM
26.5x
Dividend
$0.92
Dividend Yield
1.28%
Current Stock Chart for LOWE'S COS INC (LOW)

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Details

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. It provides home improvement products under the categories of kitchens and appliances; lumber and building materials; tools and hardware; fashion fixtures; rough plumbing and electrical; lawn and garden; seasonal living; paint; home fashions; storage and cleaning; flooring; millwork; and outdoor power equipment. The company also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. It provides national brand-name merchandise and private branded products. The company serves individual homeowners and renters, including do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers; and professional customers, such as construction trades, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations. As of March 20, 2015, it operated 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

175,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/31/15
Founded in 1946

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $726.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $780.0K
Chief Customer Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $583.8K
Chief Human Resources Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $527.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Key Developments

Lowe's Companies Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable May 6, 2015

Lowe's Companies Inc. Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty three cents ($0.23) per share, payable May 6, 2015, to shareholders of record as of April 22, 2015.

Lowe's Companies Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending January 29, 2016

Lowe's Companies Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $12,540 million compared to $11,660 million a year ago. Pre-tax earnings were $687 million compared to $499 million a year ago. Net earnings were $450 million compared to $306 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per common share were $0.46 compared to $0.29 a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of $56,223 million compared to $53,417 million a year ago. Pre-tax earnings were $4,276 million compared to $3,673 million a year ago. Net earnings were $2,698 million compared to $2,286 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per common share were $2.71 compared to $2.14 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $4,929 million compared to $4,111 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $880 million compared to $940 million a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the fiscal year ending January 29, 2016. For the year, the company’s total sales are expected to increase 4.55 to 5%. Comparable sales are expected to increase 4% to 4.5%. Earnings before interest and taxes as a percentage of sales (operating margin) are expected to increase 80 to 100 basis points. The effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 38.1%. Diluted earnings per share of approximately $3.29 are expected for the fiscal year ending January 29, 2016. Cash flows from operations to be approximately $5 billion. Capital plan for 2015 is approximately $1.2 billion. This results in estimated free cash flow of $3.8 billion for 2015.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Appoints James H. Morgan to the Board and Audit and Governance Committees

The board of directors for Lowe's Companies Inc. announced it has appointed James H. Morgan, 67, to the company's board, effective immediately. 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 financial services area, having served as chairman and CEO of Wachovia Securities Inc. and chairman and CEO of investment banking and brokerage firm Interstate/Johnson Lane. He is also on the board of directors of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. Morgan will serve on the Audit and Governance committees of the board. He will stand for election at Lowe's 2015 annual meeting of shareholders.

 

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