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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 October 27, 2014, it operated 1,835 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also offers its products through online sites, such as,, and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

167,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/31/14
Founded in 1946

lowe's cos inc (LWE) 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
U.S. Home Improvement Strategy and Experience...
Total Annual Compensation: $582.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

lowe's cos inc (LWE) Key Developments

Lowe's Companies Inc.(NYSE:LOW) dropped from S&P 500 Value Index

Lowe's Companies Inc.(NYSE:LOW) dropped from S&P 500 Value Index

Lowe's Plan to Open New Stores Between 2015 and 2017

Lowe's announced that between 2015 and 2017, the company plan to open a total of 25 stores. To this end, the joint venture is planning to slow the pace of expansion over the next few years, with approximately 10 stores planned each year between 2015 and 2017. The intent is to strategically fill in gaps where Masters stores are already located. Over the next 3 years, the company will continue this balance of remodeling the existing fleet and opening new stores, remodeling up to 35 locations and opening up to 40 new stores. In addition to the comp growth, The company expects to open approximately 30 stores annually in North America, split evenly between home improvement and Orchard stores with a few city center stores sprinkled in. The company plan to open 5 stores over the next 3 years.

Lowe's Companies Affirms Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2014

Lowe's Companies (LOW) has reiterated sales and earnings guidance for the 2014 fiscal year. GAAP diluted earnings per share of approximately $2.68 are expected for the fiscal year. Total sales for the year are expected to increase 4.5% to 5%, while comparable sales are expected to increase 3.5 to 4%. Earnings before interest and taxes as a percentage of sales are expected to increase 70 basis points to 75 basis points. The effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 37.2%.


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