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splits cost basis: Original post by C. Taylor of Demand Media Multiple stock splits increase the number of shares you have, but do not affect your total basis. As an example, if you invested $10,000 for 200 shares of a stock, you still have $10,000 invested even if a 2-for-1 split turns your 200 shares into 400. However, your cost basis per share does change, because you have more shares to divide among your…

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