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					A stock split involves the switching of existing shares into a greater number of new shares with
a lower face value, which is the opposite of a reverse stock split.

A stock split can be said to be a corporate action occurring when it reduces the par value of
shares or increase the number of shares issued to reduce the price of a publicly traded stock .

There is an issue connected to implementing the stock split based on some shallow reasons.
Various investors and mutual funds, are strict about purchasing a stock whose price is under a
minimum set threshold.

And it is typical for a share price to drop below certain prices so much that it can be removed
(delisted) from the stock exchange.

In the main, the implementation of a simple stock split is decided upon at the annual general
meeting. The measure is actually psychological in nature if the participation ratios are not
altered.

For example, when the quoted stock price is lowered without changing the company's equity or
the value of the equity portfolio of a single shareholder.

As regards a technical implementation of the split, existing shares may be retired and replaced
by shares with a lower face value. It is also practical that a reverse stock split can be employed
as a maneuver aimed at cutting down the total number of shareholders.

For instance, a 1-for-100 reverse split means that all investors with lower than a hundred shares
would just obtain a cash payment, minus any shares of stock. Whenever the resultant list of
shareholders dips below a certain threshold, it could be positioned into another regulatory
category.

In some cases, the number of shares in the portfolio can increase without changing the portfolio
value for the shares involved. And when income taxes are applicable on a stock split , the
original purchase date is taken into account for the calculation of the speculative period. The
date of entry of the new shares is irrelevant, and this is actually in contrast to the treatment of
bonus shares.

On the stock exchange platform, the stock can temporarily display "D" at the end of its ticker to
denote a reverse stock split.

While shares of a stock split must actually be exchanged for a share split at par value, this is
why stock splits were previously rarely implemented. The majority of stocks are not collected in
the form of global equities, so that they must be exchanged for a stock split.

A reverse stock split or reverse split is a stock merge which involves a decrease in the amount
of shares and a complementing increment in the share price.

				
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