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In investing, what is a reverse stock split?
In investing, what is a reverse stock split?
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A reverse stock split, also known as a stock merge, combines multiple shares in a company to create a smaller number of more valuable individual shares.

For instance, an investor who holds 10 shares, each valued at $1, would end up with just one share after a reverse split of 10-for-1. However, this single share would now be worth $10.

A reverse stock split primarily affects a company's share price and not its overall value.

Nevertheless, it can serve as a potential signal that the company may be facing financial difficulties, as it increases the value of previously low-priced shares. In some cases, a company might resort to a reverse stock split to avoid being categorized as a penny stock.

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