Questions tagged [stock-split]

For questions related to the various forms of stock splits, reverse stock splits, etc.

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Why does stock / ETF data go FUBAR?

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 ...
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Buyback & Split

I receive stock options as part of my compensation package. The stock split a few years ago and rumor has been its about time to split again. Then the company announced a pretty big stock buyback ...
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Which stock has split more than once in the past five years?

For testing reasons I am looking for a stock that has been split more than once in the past five years.
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Stock Split seems not to have changed the Share Price. Why?

I was recently looking at the financial charts of TCS(Tata Consultancy Services) and noticed that the TCS offered 1:1 bonus on 31st May, 2018. I noticed that the price of the share stock did not ...
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Do knock-out call options become worthless when the underlying stock is split?

Suppose you own KO call options based on a stock. The knock-out level would be at $90, the stock currently is at $100. But then the stock is split 1:2, so suddenly the stock is worth $50. Do the ...
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Are dividends on YahooFinance adjusted for splits?

Here is an example from YahooFinance of dividends paid over time. I assume these numbers are USD - is this correct? My other question is if these dividends are adjusted for splits? In this example ...
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Is my stock gone forever from a reverse split / bought by another company?

I'm a complete novice in regards to investing and had purchased some shares of OXIS from TD Ameritrade back in March of 2015 (NASDAQ). The company (OXIS International) became very devalued and did a "...
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Difference between 'split and redemption' of shares and dividend

I own some NetEnt AB shares. The company is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm Stock Exchange and currently one share is worth ~70 SEK. Today I received a notification from the bank that NetEnt AB has ...
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Investing / Options idiot - how can I get out of this position?

Long story short, I'm stuck about what to do with puts on an ETF I bought last Friday. I had a feeling a certain gold mining ETF would dip this week so I took a gamble and bought 175 puts at the ...
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Stock split's effect on cost basis (2:1 split, US)

I just sold some stock and am now trying to calculate the cost basis of the stock for US tax purposes. Say I bought one share of stock X for $100, then a stock split occurs so I now have two shares, ...
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Does a stock holder profit from a reverse-stock split?

I noticed today, that a couple of the top gainers in the NYSE and the NASDAQ had reverse stock splits yesterday. SGY and DZSI show gains of ~300% and ~400% respectively. Each is associated with a 5 ...
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Where can I find the nominal price of a stock prior a split into multiple companies?

Where can I find the nominal price of a stock prior a split into multiple companies? In my case, I am searching the price of Hewlett Packard before it split into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP inc....
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Do stock splits make one's shares double in voting power?

From Suits S04E04: You do that, it triggers a stock split. His shares double in voting power. Yours don't. I never really got that. If you own 20% of the stock just before the split, ...
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Capital Gain or Loss Calculation for Mergers & Acquisitions (Canada)

I have a question about calculating capital gains/losses for mergers and acquisitions in which fractional shares and cash are provided as part of the transaction. What part should be listed as capital ...
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When a publicly traded company splits into two how are common shares fairly valued, distributed?

I recently read that Alcoa, a publicly traded company (AA), will soon split into two publicly traded companies. While merging two companies makes sense to me, splitting does not. Merging companies ...
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How to calculate new price for reverse split?

I have the following position ABC 500 shares @ $120.00 ABC is trading at $15.00. $60000 - $7500 = -$52500 ABC did a reverse split 1:5. An 80% decrease in shares. After the split, it is trading ...
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In a reverse split, what happens to odd lots?

Let us say for example that I have 27 shares of stock X (there really is an X but its identity is not relevant). In this example, X does a 5:1 reverse split. How many shares do I end up with. If I ...
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How much is my position worth after 5-1 stock split?

How much should my position be after a 5-1 stock split. For ever 5 shares, I get 1 share. My position before split: 500 shares of ABC with average price of $25. ABC is trading at $9. My position ...
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Do corporate stock splits negate share repurchase programs?

Stock splits increase shares outstanding and share repurchase progams reduce shares outstanding. If a company has a stock split and then later repurchases shares are the two taken together at the ...
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How splits and dividends affect option prices

When a stock goes through a split or offers a dividend, do the option prices automatically change? If yes, how? A 2 for 1 split will automatically halve the option price? A dividend of 1$ will ...
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How does Yahoo finance adjust stock data for splits and dividends?

When a data provider like Yahoo finance says that the closing price is adjusted for splits and dividends, what does that mean? A split will increase/ decrease the price by the split ratio, and a ...
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What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't “Shares” (on the following SEC balance sheet) change?

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 ...
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Why and why would/wouldn't a company split their stock?

When Apple was in the high $600 or so range, it split 6 times and made it more affordable to purchase more shares for less, even though the value was technically the same. I see companies like Google ...
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What happens to options after a stock split?

If an underlying stock splits, are the options just adjusted accordingly (i.e. quantity I own is multiplied, and strike price is divided)? For example, AAPL will have a 7 for 1 split soon. If I have ...
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Is there any reason to buy shares before/after a split?

I understand the basics of stock splits. My question is, all else being equal is there any benefit to buying shares prior to versus subsequent to a split? As a hypothetical, imagine Apple's price ...
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Does it make sense to trade my GOOGL shares for GOOG and pocket the difference?

I owned some GOOG shares at the split so now I have GOOG and GOOGL. Does it make sense to sell all my GOOGL shares, and buy GOOG shares and pocket the difference; presuming that the difference is ...
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Why is a stock dividend considered a dividend? What makes it different from a stock split?

I've been reading Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey, Myers and Allen, but unfortunately they did not cover stock dividends. From what I understand, by paying a dividend, a company can ...
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Does an industry 'standard' have any affect on when a stock might split?

I've been following Tesla for a bit and as of today it is at about 120 dollars a share. This isn't exceedingly high in general for the stock market. But it IS high for its industry. Ford is at about ...
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Why have I never seen a stock split?

I know it happens, but I've never seen it once. I'm a total stock amateur; I just invest small-scale amounts that I have to spare for the sake of experience/practice and a maybe a little fun. But ...
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What is a stock split (reverse split)?

In the picture below, Citigroup's stock split 1 to 10. My guess is this means that everyone who had 1 share now has 10 shares? This can't be right though, because the value of the stock after the ...
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Accounting for splits in a stock price graph

Many companies will have splits of their stock (either forward or reverse). However, when looking at the before and after prices, a raw analysis of the graph would look like the stock lost half its ...