Definition of stock split in English:

stock split


North American
  • An issue of new shares in a company to existing shareholders in proportion to their current holdings.

    • ‘The reverse stock split is perhaps the true mirror image of a general stock split - not only in deed and process, but in emotional impact levied by the investment market.’
    • ‘The investment world considers insider trades an indication of fundamental company or market changes, such as potential mergers, stock splits, or industry weakness.’
    • ‘You'd be sitting on a loss of more than 50%, even taking stock splits into account.’
    • ‘Remember, if you invested $1,000 in Microsoft stock in January 1985, with stock splits and dividends, your money would have grown to more than $334,000 by August 2005.’
    • ‘In August of 2003, the Company announced a 7.1% cash dividend increase and a five-for-four stock split payable December 1, 2003.’
    • ‘Significant price changes due to dividends and stock splits must be made when they occur.’
    • ‘More often than not, the board of directors will approve (and the shareholders will authorize) a stock split in order to increase the liquidity of the share on the market.’
    • ‘At the time, the company's share price was well above the $100 mark - the point beyond which US public companies traditionally consider stock splits.’
    • ‘Many investors make this mistake because they are looking at the ‘adjusted stock price’, which takes into account all stock splits.’
    • ‘Until the last two to three years, Microsoft was able to keep its stock price continually climbing and stock splits coming by steadily increasing earnings per share.’
    • ‘The Fair Grounds board of directors has adopted a resolution to change the company's articles of incorporation to provide for a reverse stock split that effectively would reduce the number of shareholders to fewer than 300.’
    • ‘A stock split is typically an increase in a company's number of common shares outstanding by some proportion and a reduction in the per-share price by the reciprocal of that proportion.’
    • ‘Its stock leaped to a peak of about $60 a share, before a stock split in mid-2001, powered by a tide of plugs on business-TV programs.’
    • ‘That works out to an average price of US $19.29 a share, the lowest price at which Hewlett has sold company shares in the last 10 years, adjusting for stock splits, according to SEC data compiled by the Washington Service.’
    • ‘The stock split will be the airline's second since it went public last year.’
    • ‘Since 1996, when there were 643 stock splits, totals have trended downward, reports Thomson Financial Securities Data.’
    • ‘Adjusted for stock splits, shares have more than tripled, to about $28 a share, since the company first went public in 1996.’
    • ‘According to the register, a stock split was effected on May 24, 1996 and further shares were issued to Krystal Group Trust so that it then held a total of 5,413,097 common shares of BGI.’
    • ‘The company said it will pay a dividend of US $0.08 a share after a stock split.’
    • ‘To stay one step ahead of the market, astute traders can often use their knowledge of historical trading patterns that occur during the advent of stock splits, acquisitions, takeovers and reorganizations.’


stock split

/ˈstäk ˌsplit/