Lowe's Co. posts gain on stock

Photo by John Bryant
Lowe’s employees make donations
Employees of Elizabethton’s new Lowe’s store, scheduled to open in January, are pictured as they make donations to the Elizabethton Community Christmas Basket. Among the items to be donated are food, household supplies and toys.
 Lowe's Companies (LOW:NYSE) saw its stock price climb more than 40 cents per share from its opening price in Tuesday trading.
  The company's stock was trading at $57.16 per share -- a 40-cent jump from the day's opening price of $56.75. This sentence may be changed on the page after the market closes at 4:30 p.m.
  The Mooresville, N.C.-based company operates 952 stores in 45 states. The company's new home improvement store in Elizabethton is scheduled to open Jan. 3.