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 Nvidia’s coming stock split Nvidia’s 10-for-1 stock split is expected to boost demand for the shares further. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 7 June 2024 What could potentially go wrong with Nvidia’s stock split? Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 7 June 2024 As a result of the reverse stock split, the number of shares of common stock outstanding will be reduced from approximately 33.3 million shares to approximately 0.33 million shares, and the number of authorized shares of common stock will remain at 250 million shares. Charlotte Observer, 5 June 2024 Nvidia shares could surge another 26% if the outlook proves prescient, and the stock split might help with that bullish move, according to Bank of America’s reading of history. Will Daniel, Fortune, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stock split 

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stock split was in 1950

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“Stock split.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

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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