Definitions for "Share Split"
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An increase in a corporation's number of outstanding shares without any change in shareholders' equity or the aggregate market value of the shares. For example, XYZ Company declared a 2-for-1 stock split and you owned 100 shares before the split valued at $20 per share, or $2,000. After the split, you would have 200 shares valued at $10 per share, still worth $2,000. Dividends per share also fall proportionately.
The division of shares into a grater number of shares of lower par value... more on: Share split
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When the number of shares you own increases and the price per share decreases.