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The split pay date is August 28, and the split execution date is August 31. On the split execution date, short sellers owe 5 shares instead of 1 share. could short-sellers in theory, borrow one share and sell it between Aug 22nd-Aug 28th inclusive at $1500 then buy the one share back on Aug 31st for $300? No. You could short 1 share before the execution ...


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From Stock Splits: A Closer Look At Its Effects: On the surface, a stock split might seem like a stroke of great luck for the short-seller. If you’ve sold 200 XYZ shares at $100 each, you can now acquire them at just $50, right? Unfortunately for short-sellers, it’s not that simple. The brokerage will adjust your order so that you’ll owe twice as many ...


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