stock split

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Noun1.stock split - an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; "they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
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The company's total share capital would not be changed as a result of the share split, but the total number of shares outstanding will be raised fivefold," Aker Yards said.
The company's Annual General Meeting had resolved on 18 April 2016 to carry out a reverse share split 1:100, under which 100 existing shares will be consolidated into one share.
The Swedish ski facilities operator SkiStar AB said on Friday (5 March) that its board of directors would propose a two-to-one share split at the EGM on 20 April.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 25, 2016-First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund declares approval of 1 for 5 reverse share split
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 25, 2015-Lagercrantz sets record date for share split as 6 October 2015
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 31, 2015-Cushing MLP Total Return Fund's board approves reverse share split and distribution of USD0.
A non-diversified, closed-end management investment company managed by Cushing Asset Management LP, the Cushing Royalty & Income Fund's (NYSE:SRF) board of trustees authorised a 1-for-5 reverse share split of the fund's common shares, a common stock distribution of USD0.