The primary motive for a stock split is to reduce the price per share to make the stock more affordable to investors, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors often prefer splits over an issuan... More » Business & Finance Investing

General Electric stock split nine times between 1926 and 2015, according to the company website. GE stock split 2-for-1 in 1971, 1983, 1987, 1994 and 1997. The stock split 3-for-1 in 2000. The company doesn't keep a set ... More » Business & Finance Investing

The most recent Berkshire Hathaway stock split took place in January 2010, for all class B shares. A 50-for-one stock split, this action reduced shares from roughly $3,500 a share to $60. Since then, Warren Buffet has re... More » Business & Finance Investing

With its share price approaching $100, Toronto-Dominion Bank cited a desire to make ownership affordable to prospective retail investors when announcing its 2013 stock split, says Reuters. Because stocks are usually sold... More » Business & Finance Investing

As of 2015, Nasdaq lists information on upcoming stocks that perform stock splits such as 2-for-1 where a company cuts the price of each share in half and gives investors more shares, notes Motley Fool. Nasdaq also provi... More » Business & Finance Investing

Penny stocks are securities generally issued by small, publicly traded companies and usually trade at a price of less than $5, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The low price and high volatility o... More » Business & Finance Investing

To buy a stock below the closing price, a person should complete a transaction prior to the termination of a regular trading session, notes the Securities and Exchange Commission official web site. Closing prices have be... More » Business & Finance Investing