Dear Victor, there were some companies doing stock splits recently (e.g. Apple, SIA). I tried to google more about it – on the good side, it kind of makes it more “affordable” for investors to get a share of the company. Some might think that it is a dilution of the existing stock value. Are stock splits a bad thing and what are the reasons why companies perform a stock split?
Thank you so much in advance!
There is no dilution when it comes to stock split as the all the existing shareholder get the same amount of shares depending on the number of shares they have.
The reason for stock split is as what you have mentioned above, it is to make it affordable for retail investors to purchase.
Related to that is that it enhances liquidity. For US shares, the options also becomes easier to trade with a limited capital, so the options market becomes active, which in turn also boosts liquidity in the primary share market for that stock. And liquidity is overall a good thing, imho.
Thanks for sharing Snowcap :)
Thank you, snowcap!
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Other than that there is no merit to stock split.