Stock Splits

Looking for more information on stock splits? Check out our article,"Stock Splits: What All Investors Need to Know."

In this article, we answer the following questions:

  • What is a stock split?
  • What is the most common type of stock split?
  • What is a reverse stock split?
  • How do stock splits create new share classes?
  • What should you expect when stocks split?
  • Why do companies split their stock?
  • Do stock splits create value?

If you are looking for more information on a particular company's stock split, simply search the ticker symbol on fool.com.

You may search for any stock using the search bar at the top left corner of the screen in the black bar. The search box is a lighter gray and includes the words 'Search Ticker or Keyword.'

Simply enter in the ticker symbol of the stock you would like to search, and click that ticker symbol in the drop down menu that appears beneath the search bar (though you press enter instead of selecting the stock from the drop-down menu that appears, you will be taken instead to a general assembly of all articles that mention the stock).

Selecting the stock from the drop-down menu will take you to the 'Snapshot' page for that specific stock. Here, you will find related articles, company information, and more.