How to Figure a Stock Split?

Answer Corporations split stocks to control the stock price when the stock price increases too rapidly. A stock split gives existing owners additional stock based on the new stock-splitting ratio. Splitti... Read More »

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How do I Figure the Percentage of a 5-4 Stock Split?

Corporations may issue a stock split. A stock split will give stockholders more shares of stock, while proportionately reducing the value of the stock. For example, if there is a 2-1 stock split of... Read More »

Difference Between Stock Dividend & Stock Split?

A stock dividend occurs when the company uses the amount of money that would be paid as a cash dividend to purchase additional common shares for the shareholder. A stock split happens when a compan... Read More »

What is a 3-for-2 stock split?

When a company incorporates, it issues stock--also referred to as shares--to the owners. In publicly owned corporations, the stock in these companies is publicly traded: It can be bought and sold o... Read More »

What is a two-for-one stock split?

A two-for-one stock split is effected when a stock corporation decides to issue additional stock to shareholders and the additional stock is distributed on the basis of one additional share for eac... Read More »