I hold units in the JNK junk bond ETF. On April 1st, it underwent a three-to-one reverse split so that three units were converted to one unit after the reverse split. That meant the unit price went from (approximately) $36 to $108 because one new unit is worth three of the old units.

On Saturday, I was reviewing my portfolio and noticed that the unit price shown by my broker for JNK had gone from $108 to $36. But the number of units I had were still the post-reverse-split number.

Searching the internet on Saturday showed the $36 price. Searching now shows the $108 price.

Did anyone else notice this?

Does this sort of data corruption happen with stock splits / reverse-splits?

On Monday, the data all reverted to the $108 value -- including any search responses.

The screenshot below shows the problem: The Last Price is $36.09 and yet the trading plot from the previous day's trades shows about $108.30 as the price.

Price problem being shown.

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    yes it happens often with splits, the data will sort itself out eventually – CQM May 7 '19 at 13:49
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    "'What we've got here is failure to communicate." Some brokers and web sites fail to update corporate changes in a timely manner. Yahoo and MarketWatch are still displaying FUBAR graphs. A broker should not be as irresponsible. – Bob Baerker May 7 '19 at 15:29

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