Definition of stock split in English:

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stock split

noun

North American
An issue of new shares in a company to existing shareholders in proportion to their current holdings.
Example sentences
  • Adjusted for stock splits, shares have more than tripled, to about $28 a share, since the company first went public in 1996.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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