Ask a Fool: What Is a Stock Split?

Isaac Pino
Isaac Pino, CPA
Sep 22, 2012 at 12:00AM
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In the following video, analyst Isaac Pino explains what it means when a company announces a "stock split," as well as the implications for investors when their shares are split. He also discusses why some companies choose to never announce stock splits, one example being Berkshire Hathaway, whose "A" stock currently trades at upwards of $100,000 a share as a result.

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