The value of Apple shares dropped 4 times. That is, the split took place in a ratio of 1 to 4. Holders received three more new ones per share. The same thing happened at Tesla, but at a ratio of 1 to 5.
Apple's previous 7-to-1 stock split was in 2014, and the current split is the fifth since the company went public in 1980. To date, the iPhone maker has overtaken Saudi Aramco, an oil-producing state-owned company from Saudi Arabia , to become the world's most expensive public company and the first in the United States, whose valuation has exceeded $ 2 trillion. Last Friday, Apple closed at $ 499.23 before the split, up 70% year-over-year.
Apple, which is up nearly 30% after it announced its surprise 4-for-1 split and record quarterly results on July 30, traded at $ 126.56 premarket today, up 1.4% from Friday. Before the split on Friday, shares closed at $ 499.23 Friday, up 70% this year.
Tesla shares, which are up 61% since the announcement of the first stock split in mid-August at a 5-to-1 ratio, closed at $ 2,213.4 on Friday. They were priced 2.33% higher to $ 453 at Monday's premarket.
Due to the completion of the split effective August 31, 2020, issuers' shares began trading in the United States at an adjusted price based on the split ratio.
According to the terms of the corporate event, additional securities will be credited to the depository accounts of shareholders after its completion, taking into account the timing of its processing by depositories. In the main trading mode, applications will be possible from 16:30 Moscow time on August 31.
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A split is when a company divides shares into several parts. For example, if a corporation announced a 4-to-1 split, and its shares are worth $ 400, then on a pre-announced date, the owner of one share will receive three more. Each security will cost $ 100; the investor will have four of them.
Thus, there were more shares, but the total value did not change. Similarly, the total number of outstanding shares quadrupled, but the capitalization remained unchanged. Dividends per share are cut four times. The dividend yield remains unchanged.
Companies often split shares when their price gets too high in an absolute sense. Securities over $ 400 may not be available to low-net-worth retail investors. Corporations typically split to make securities cheaper and more affordable for private investors. As a result, the announcement of the split and the split itself can lead to an increase in securities.
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