stock split

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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

stock split
n.
The splitting of single shares into two or more shares apiece, resulting in an increased total number of shares and in the shares held by individual shareholders. See also broker, preferred stock, common stock, Securities and Exchange Commission, security

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


stock split
Also known as a share split. The division of a company's existing shares into more shares. The proportionate equity of each shareholder remains the same. In a 2-for-1 split, each shareholder would receive an additional share for each share formerly held.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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