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  Stock Has Split Glossary Definition: Investor - MSN Money
Once a stock price shoots higher than $100, for instance, evidence suggests that individuals tend to back off from buying because they are hard pressed to come up with the $10,000 or more needed to buy in round lots of at least 100 shares.
In a paper published in the Journal of Finance, these professors showed that stocks that split performed eight percentage points better than the mean of all stocks in the first year after the effective date of the split.
The explanation: Companies that split their stocks have typically enjoyed a big run-up in share prices, and the split announcement is a heads-up to investors that the board expects the good times to keep on rolling.
moneycentral.msn.com /investor/alerts/glossary.asp?TermID=67   (500 words)

  
  Stock split - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stock split refers to a corporate action that increases the number of shares in a public company.
Splits of 4-for-3, 5-for-2, and 5-for-4 are not unheard of.
It is also possible that a reverse stock split could be used as a tactic to reduce the number of shareholders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stock_split   (535 words)

  
 Stock Split
A stock split is a corporate action that occurs when a company changes the amount of shares it has outstanding and then adjusts each share's price accordingly.
The number of shares received as a result of a stock split is a ratio of the total shares you own right after the split.
It is important to note that after a stock split the number of shares you own in the security and the cost basis of those shares will change.
www.gainskeeper.com /glossary_StockSplit.html   (267 words)

  
 Stock Split - Macy's, Inc.
The split is structured in the form of a 100% stock dividend, payable June 9, 2006 to shareholders of record on May 26, 2006.
The difference between a stock split in the form of a dividend and a stock split not in the form of a dividend is that the shares will continue to trade under the same CUSIP number.
A 2-for-1 split means the investor will have twice as many shares as he or she had on the close of business on the record date, at half the market price per share.
www.fds.com /ir/stock_split.asp   (1658 words)

  
 Stock Transfer Services - Corporate - National City Corporation
If physical stock certificates are going to be issued, it is important to verify with your transfer agent that a sufficient supply of stock certificates are on-hand.
You will need enough stock certificates to issue to shareholders who are entitled to receive the stock split shares as well as the ongoing day-to-day transfer needs.
When the split is being contemplated or declared, notify your administrator with the record date, payable date, split rate, cash-in-lieu rate and tax consequence to the shareholder.
www.nationalcity.com /corporate/stocktransfer/consultation/stocksplit.asp   (530 words)

  
 Terms: Stock Split
A 3 - for - 1 stock split by a company with 1 million shares outstanding results in 3 million shares outstanding.
Each holder of 100 shares before the 3 - for - 1 stock split would have 300 shares, although his proportionate equity in the company would remain the same; 100 parts of 1 million are the equivalent of 300 parts of 3 million.
Ordinarily stock splits must be voted by the company's Board of Directors and approved by shareholders.
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 Stock Split Might Not Be in Google's Cards eWEEK - Find Articles
A stock split wouldn't affect Google's current market value of about $47 billion, but it would cut the stock's share price—an outcome that theoretically opens the investment door to more Main Street investors with limited budgets.
A stock split lowers the nominal share price by increasing the number of shares outstanding, usually in multiples ranging from two to four times.
Splits nevertheless are a staple, particularly in the high-tech industry, where per-share prices frequently soar.
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 Stock Splits and Reverse Stock Splits
Further assume, that at the time the stock splits the price of the stock is 100 per share and that the company is splitting its stock 2 for 1.
After the split, ABC Corporation will have 2,000,000 shares of stock outstanding, at a par value of 1 per share, and the stock price will be 50.
While a stock split divides a single share into a number of smaller shares, a reverse stock split takes a number of shares and combines them into one.
www.greekshares.com /splits.php   (552 words)

  
 Stock Splits
Companies often split their stock when they believe the price of their stock exceeds the amount smaller individual investors would be willing to pay for the stock.
Although many stock splits are two for one, companies can split their stock in any number of ways, including three for one, three for two, and so forth.
A stock that has split in the last 52 weeks will be identified in newspaper stock columns with an "S" next to the company's name.
www.sec.gov /answers/stocksplit.htm   (188 words)

  
 Northrop Grumman Corporation - Frequently Asked Questions: Stock Splits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In a 2-for-1 stock split effected as a stock dividend, the shareholder receives one additional share for each share he or she owns.
After a 2-for-1 stock split shareholders will have twice as many shares as previously held, and the price of each share will be half the previous price immediately after the split, subject to market fluctuation thereafter.
Shareholder approval was not required, as the split was effected in the form of a stock dividend, and the number of shares outstanding after the split is still below the maximum number of shares authorized for issuance by our shareholders.
www.northropgrumman.com /about_us/noc_faq_split.html   (1422 words)

  
 What is a stock split? Why do stocks split?
A stock split is a decision by the company's board of directors to increase the number of shares that are outstanding by issuing more shares to current shareholders.
A stock split is usually done by companies that have seen their share price increase to levels that are either too high or are beyond the price levels of similar companies in their sector.
The bottom line is a stock split is used primarily by companies that have seen their share prices increase substantially and although the number of outstanding shares increases and price per share decreases, the market capitalization (and the value of the company) does not change.
www.investopedia.com /ask/answers/113.asp   (560 words)

  
 stock splits
For pre-announcement plays we give you forecasts of potential stock splits before they are announced, even providing date (and when appropriate, the approximate time) we believe the stock split announcement will occur.
Not all stock split plays should be traded the same way because not all stocks are at the same stage in their development.
The Stock Split Report will provide you with our strategies for playing a split with sufficient time for you to analyze and decide if you want to make a trade based on the information.
www.investmenthouse.com /stocksplits1.htm   (1933 words)

  
 Stockpatrol: SPLITTING HEADACHES
Therein lies the dichotomy inherent in the phrase “stock split.” When a company declares a traditional forward stock split” the investor winds up with more shares, but when there is a “reverse stock split” everyone’s holdings are reduced.
When the split becomes effective, the stock price would be cut in half (to $10 per share) in order to compensate for the fact that the number of shares issued has just doubled.
Finally, a forward stock split can have a positive impact upon liquidity since lower stock prices may narrow the spread between the bid (the price at which brokers offer to buy shares) and the ask (the price at which brokers offer to sell shares).
www.stockpatrol.com /article/key/splittingheadaches   (1102 words)

  
 Monsanto.com: Two-For-One Stock Split (FAQ)
The split was structured in the form of a stock dividend and is payable on July 28, 2006, to shareowners of record at the close of business on July 7, 2006, with respect to the shares outstanding at such time.
The Board's decision to split the stock was based on a desire to bring the company's stock price more in line with the median range of stocks that trade in the S&P 500 Index.
The ex-spilt date for this two-for-one stock split is expected to be July 31, 2006.
www.monsanto.com /monsanto/layout/investor/faq/announcement.asp   (2132 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Stock split might not be in Google's cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Stock splits have been completed or announced by 2,682 companies so far this year, according to Thomson First Call.
A stock split wouldn't affect Google's current market value of about $47 billion, but it would cut the stock's share price — an outcome that theoretically opens the investment door to more Main Street investors with limited budgets.
A stock split lowers the nominal share price by increasing the number of shares outstanding, usually in multiples ranging from two to four times.
www.usatoday.com /tech/techinvestor/stocknews/2004-11-06-no-google-split_x.htm   (1040 words)

  
 IBM stockholder FAQ | Stock split information
To determine the cost of full and fractional shares issued as a result of a stock split, a portion of the cost basis of the underlying shares on which the split was paid should be allocated to the new shares received.
For example, if the cost of one share of stock acquired prior to the record date for the 2 for 1 stock split was $100, the cost of that original one share is reduced by 50% as a result of the 2 for 1 stock split.
Contact information pertaining to the stock split distribution, including special telephone numbers, will be on the book entry stock split statement stockholders of record will receive on or near May 26, 1999.
www.ibm.com /investor/services/faqs/irfiss_faq.phtml   (1667 words)

  
 CIEN Reverse Stock Split Questions and Answers FAQ - Ciena
In a reverse stock split, however, the number of shares you own is reduced by the split ratio and the market price per share is increased accordingly.
Shareholders will not be entitled to receive interest for the period of time between the effective date of the reverse stock split and the date the shareholder receives his or her cash payment.
The aggregate tax basis of the shares of post-reverse split common stock for each shareholder will be the same as the shareholder's aggregate tax basis for the pre-split shares, reduced by the basis allocable to any fractional shares for which the shareholder receives cash.
www.ciena.com /news/news_6136.htm   (1418 words)

  
 NCR - Stock Split Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A: In the 1-for-10 reverse split, each share of NCR common stock became 1/10 of a share.
Any registered stockholder who held fewer than 10 shares of NCR stock in a record account at that time were entitled to receive a cash payment instead of a fractional share, as permitted under Maryland law.
on May 14, 1999, all shares held by stockholders who were not cashed-out in the reverse split were subject to a 10-for-1 forward stock split, returning these stockholders to their original share position.
www.ncr.com /investors/stocksplit_FAQ.htm   (1293 words)

  
 Stock Split Strategies - SplitMaster.com
Stock Market Data for stock splits since 1975 went into the development of three, easy to follow, stock market strategies - the Basic Strategy, the Big Dipper and the Options Strategy.
These are all short term investment strategies involving stock splits and lasting only one day to four weeks, with the last strategy using stock options to leverage these positions.
Testing the widely held belief among traders that stock splits can be a source of profitable investment, the publishers of Splitmaster.com were determined to find exactly where in a stock split cycle is the strongest profit potential.
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In a two-for-one stock split, effected as a stock dividend, the shareholder receives one additional share for each share he or she owns.
After a two-for-one stock split, shareholders receive an additional share for every share they currently own and will therefore have twice as many shares after the split as before the split.
Since the stock split shares are being issued to registered shareholders in book-entry form rather than in the form of a stock certificate, holders of record will not receive a new stock certificate representing the additional stock split shares.
www.aetna.com /news/2005/pr_20050210.htm   (2126 words)

  
 Reverse Stock Splits
Companies often split their stock when they believe the price of their stock is too low to attract investors to buy their stock.
Some reverse stock splits cause small shareholders to be "cashed out" so that they no longer own the company’s shares.
If a company is required to file reports with the SEC, it may notify its shareholders of a reverse stock split on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K.
www.sec.gov /answers/reversesplit.htm   (170 words)

  
 Resolving the stock split/merger issue.
This argues that a stock split is a split-level event.
You will initialize a Split to be a stock split via void xaccSplitMakeStockSplit(Split *s); You may ask a Split whether or not it's a stock split via gboolean xaccSplitStockSplit_p(Split* s); You can then set the split's date, quantity (i.e.
* for a stock split Split, the value must always be 0, and the damount (or quantity) indicates the number of shares added to or subtracted from the account at the time of the split/merge.
www.gnucash.org /pipermail/gnucash-devel/2000-December/002097.html   (590 words)

  
 ECHO Payment Processing - Reverse Stock Split   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A reverse stock split simply involves the altering of the number of shares outstanding and a proportional adjustment of the share price to compensate.
It is the opposite of a normal stock split and will result in a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock.
That is, if the stock is priced at $1.00, a 1-for-4 ratio is anticipated to result in a trading price of $4.00 post split (this is a simplified example that disregards typical price fluctuation.) By the same ratio, a holder of the stock would possess one share for every four held before the split.
www.echo-inc.com /echo_reverse_stock_split.html   (358 words)

  
 Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) Stock Split FAQs
A 2-for-1 split means the investor will have twice as many shares as they had before the split, at half the market price.
The decision to split the stock was made by Peabody's Board of Directors in the best interests of the shareholders, based on a number of factors including the decision to make the stock more accessible to a broader range of investors.
The tax basis of each share of common stock received as a result of the split would be equal to one half of the tax basis of its corresponding share held immediately prior to the split.
www.peabodyenergy.com /Investors/splitfaq.asp   (1050 words)

  
 Stock Split Q&A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As a result of the stock split, each ConocoPhillips stockholder will receive one additional share of stock for each share owned as of May 16, the Record Date.
Since there will be twice as many shares after the split, each share will be worth half of what it was worth immediately before the split, while the value of each stockholder's total investment remains unchanged until the stock price moves up or down.
Since there will be twice as many shares after the split, each share will be worth half of what it was worth immediately prior to the split, while the overall value of a stockholder's investment remains the same.
www.conocophillips.com /newsroom/StockSplit_qa.htm   (975 words)

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