stock split


Definition of stock split

: a division of corporate stock by the issuing to existing shareholders of a specified number of new shares with a corresponding lowering of par value for each outstanding share — compare stock dividend

Examples of stock split in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, Amazon has been rumored to be considering a stock split, though there’s really no good reason for the company to do that. Marc Bain, Quartz, 19 May 2021 The company reported its stake was worth about $730 million at the end of March 2020, prior to Tesla’s 5-to-1 stock split last year and massive price increase throughout late 2020. Alan Ohnsman, Forbes, 25 June 2021 Shareholders also approved a reverse stock split on Thursday with 94% of votes cast. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 13 May 2021 Since announcing a 4-for-1 stock split on Friday, shares of computer giant Nvidia have jumped 4.3% through Tuesday. Palash Ghosh, Forbes, 26 May 2021 And Nvidia rose $15.17, or 2.6%, to $599.67 after the chip maker unveiled plans for a 4-for-1 stock split. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 21 May 2021 Musk doesn't receive any straight salary, but a pay package approved by shareholders in 2018 grants him as many as 101 million stock options when adjusted for the company's recent stock split. Chris Isidore, CNN, 21 Sep. 2020 Nvidia, the graphics card and chip manufacturer, rose 2.6% after the company announced a four-for-one 4-for-1 stock split. Arkansas Online, 22 May 2021 The Trade Desk revenue falls short Shares of ad technology company the Trade Desk dropped more than 20% after the company reported a narrow first-quarter revenue beat and announced a 10-for-1 stock split. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of stock split

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Stock split.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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Legal Definition of stock split

: the division of the outstanding shares of a corporation into a larger number of shares thereby reducing the value of each share but not the total value of each holding — compare reverse stock split

Note: The purpose of a stock split is to make the stock more attractive to potential investors by reducing the price per share.


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