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Term of the Day: Stock Split

Stock Split n

: the division of the outstanding shares of a corporation into a larger number of shares thereby reducing the value of each share but not the total value of each holding compare reverse stock split NOTE: The purpose of a stock split is to make the stock more attractive to potential investors by reducing the price per share.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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