Entry from US English dictionary
(also reverse stock split)
A reduction in the number of a company’s traded shares that results in an increase in the par value or earnings per share.
- Trintech also announced a four-for-one reverse split in its Nasdaq shares to prevent the company being compulsorily delisted from the exchange.
- At the time, the shares were trading at $1.10, and they were still trading at about that price last week, so the reverse split has done little to increase returns.
- Lucent Technologies Inc, which has fallen from telecommunications bellwether to penny stock in less than three years, plans a reverse split of its shares to avoid being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
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Syllabification: re·verse split
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