What exactly changes following a stock split?
Why doesn't "Shares" (on SEC balance sheet) change?
This morning, BIS split. The share price went from 10.53 to 52.3 but the number of shares listed on google finance didn't change.
another example: TWX split in 2009, but nothing changed on their balance sheets:
So what is the name of the financial item that changes following a split? something must be changing to adjust the P/E so it doesn't change after a stock split.
here are some more examples of splits that don't seem to be reflected in annual financial data. see the first comment for links. how can i find out what other factors might have changed the number of shares? end of 2007 for AAON. stock split 3:2 but no change in number of shares
date, split ratio
in 2012, google listed AAON as having 24.6M shares but morningstar shows them having 56M then. why the discrepancy? (see 2nd comment for links)