6 Stock Splits to Have on Your Radar

While stock splits mean nothing in terms of the valuation of a company, they can create opportunities for tactical investors.

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Everyone knows that stock splits mean nothing in relation to the valuation of a company. As Yogi Berra is often quoted as saying: "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

But sometimes the fact of the split, not so much its effect, is the point. It can act as a signal to the market that growth in the underlying company is likely to make the "pie" grow larger.


 Data is as of July 26.  

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Mark R. Hake, CFA
Contributing writer, Kiplinger

Mark R. Hake, CFA, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and entrepreneur. He has been writing on stocks for over six years and has also owned his own investment management and research firms focused on U.S. and international value stocks, for over 10 years. In addition, he worked on the buy side for investment firms, hedge funds, and investment divisions of insurance companies for the past 36 years. Lately, he is also working as Chief Strategy Officer for a tech start-up company, Foldstar Inc, based in Princeton, New Jersey.