An increase in the number of shares of a corporation's stock without a change in the shareholders' equity. Companies often split shares of their stock to make them more affordable to investors. Unlike issuing new shares, a stock split does not dilute the ownership interests of existing shareholders. For example, if you own 100 shares of a company that trades at $100 per share and the company declares a two-for-one stock split, you will own 200 shares at $50 per share immediately after the split. If the company pays a dividend, your dividends paid per share also will fall proportionately.
World Investor Week – Investing Quiz
Test your knowledge of crypto assets, diversification, ESG investing, and other key topics from WIW 2022!
Read our Investor Alert to learn why a celebrity endorsement does not mean that an investment is legitimate or that it is appropriate for all investors.
HoweyTrade Investment Program
Watch videos of a fake online investment program to see what a real investment scam may look like and learn how to spot and avoid fraud.