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$52.66
Previous Close
$52.51
Day High
$52.94
Day Low
$52.50
52 Week High
08/21/14 - $53.04
52 Week Low
05/15/14 - $44.13
Market Cap
52.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
6.6M
EPS TTM
$2.45
Shares Outstanding
997.3M
EX-Date
10/20/14
P/E TM
21.5x
Dividend
$0.92
Dividend Yield
1.46%
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. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The company 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. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; repair services; and MyLowes, an online tool that manages, maintains, and enhances homes. The company serves homeowners and renters consisting of do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers; and professional customers comprising construction trade, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations. As of August 1, 2014, it operated 1,837 home improvement and hardware stores with 200.8 million square feet of retail selling space in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also offers its products through online sites, such as Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

260,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/20/14
Founded in 1946

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $712.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $765.0K
Chief Human Resources Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $512.0K
Strategy & Experience Design Executive
Total Annual Compensation: $582.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Key Developments

Lowe's Companies Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Lowe's Companies Inc. reported earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, net earnings of the company increased to $1.04 billion, compared with $941 million in the year ago period. During the reported quarter, the company's diluted EPS rose 18.2% to $1.04 from $0.88 reported last year. For the second quarter FY14, the company reported net sales of $16.60 billion, compared with $15.71 billion in the preceding year quarter. Comparable sales increased 4.4%. For the six months ended August 01, 2014, the company's net sales grew 4.2% to $30.0 billion from $28.8 billion in the same period a year ago, while the company's comparable sales increased 2.8%. For the six months ended August 01, 2014, Lowe's Cos. Inc.'s net earnings increased 12.2% from the same period a year ago to $1.66 billion, and diluted EPS rose 20.6% year on year to $1.64.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on November 5, 2014

Lowe's Companies Inc. board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty three cents per share, payable on November 5, 2014, to shareholders of record as of October 22, 2014.

Lowe's Companies Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended August 01, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for Fiscal Year Ending January 30, 2015; Expects to Open 10 Home Improvement and 5 Hardware Stores for Fiscal Year 2014

Lowe's Companies Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended August 01, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of USD 16,599 million compared to USD 15,711 million a year ago. Pre tax earnings were USD 1,693 million compared to USD 1,506 million a year ago. Net earnings were USD 1,039 million compared to USD 941 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were USD 1.04 compared to USD 0.88 a year ago. Comparable sales for the quarter increased 4.4%. For the six months, the company reported net sales of USD 30,001 million compared to USD 28,800 million a year ago. Pre tax earnings were USD 2,636 million compared to USD 2,375 million a year ago. Net earnings were USD 1,663 million compared to USD 1,482 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were USD 1.64 compared to USD 1.36 a year ago. Comparable sales increased 2.8%. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 3,923 million compared to USD 3,356 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were USD 384 million compared to USD 376 million a year ago. Year-to-date free cash flow of USD 3.5 billion was 19% higher than the first half of 2013. For the fiscal year ending January 30, 2015, the company total sales are expected to increase approximately 4.5%, down from its previous outlook of 5%. Comparable sales are expected to increase approximately 3.5%. Earnings before interest and taxes as a percentage of sales (operating margin) are expected to increase approximately 65 basis points. The effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 37.2%. Diluted earnings per share of approximately USD 2.63 are expected for the fiscal year ending January 30, 2015. Capital plan for 2014 is approximately USD 1.2 billion. This results in an estimated free cash flow of USD 2.9 billion for the year. The company expects to open approximately 10 home improvement and 5 hardware stores for fiscal year 2014.

 

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