Acc-230 Week 4 Assignment

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The website I found most helpful was on Investing for Beginners. The URL for this web site is   The site had definitions and examples of stock dividends, stock splits, and reverse stock splits. Examples as follow:
• Stock dividends - A stock dividend is a pro-rata distribution of additional shares of a company’s stock to owners of the common stock. A company may opt for stock 2 dividends for a number of reasons including inadequate cash on hand or a desire to lower the price of the stock on a per-share basis to prompt more trading and increase liquidity
• Stock split - Stock split is a method commonly used to lower the market price of the shares by increasing the number of shares belonging to each shareholder. With the share split, the balance of the equity accounts does not change, but the par value per share changes. The earning per share will be diluted and the market price per share will fall proportionately with a share split. But the total value of the holdings of shareholders remains unaffected with a share splits.
• Reverse stock split - A reverse stock split is a unique stock split that reduces the number of shares outstanding. By reducing the shares outstanding the price increases per share on the stock. The reverse split is used to stop the market price per share below certain level. The reverse split is generally an indication of financial difficulty and is a big red light to change the stock in your financial portfolio.

Another website I found useful in per share calculations was Stock Market Investors at This site gave detail on different types of earnings per share (EPS) calculations, tailing EPS, current EPS and forward EPS.   What are earnings per share calculations? It is the company's profit divided by its number of shares. Earnings per share (EPS) are figured by Net earnings divided by number of outstanding shares. Companies choose may stock...