What Is a Stock Split?

Last week, Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) shareholders approved a stock split that will raise the company's share total to 5 billion. This was just 14 months after Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) held its own stock split in April 2014. Whenever a major company issues new share we hear the same questions from readers: What is a stock split, and why is this company holding a stock split? Here is the full breakdown on stock splits and why companies do them... Tags: biggest stock splits , Google stock split , Netflix Stock split , Stock Split , stock split calendar , stock split history , Stock splits , what does stock split mean , What is a stock split To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free . Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and Moneymorning.com visitors become smarter, more confident investors. Disclaimer: © 2015 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201. The post What Is a Stock Split? appeared first on Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable .
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