DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE:DVA) investors will hold double the number of shares in the company sooner than previously anticipated. The company announced that it has brought forward the date of its upcoming 2-for-1 stock split. The distribution of the new shares is now expected to be Sept. 6, with the stock trading post-split on Sept. 9, the following business day.

The company's stockholders will receive one additional share for each share they possess. The amount of outstanding stock will roughly double, from the current 106.2 million shares to around 212.5 million.

DaVita announced the split earlier this month. At first, the split was expected to occur on Sept. 20; the originally announced record date of Aug. 23 remains unchanged, however.

DaVita stock most recently closed at $110.36 per share.

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