Stocks don't have to split, share prices will continue to go up as long as there is a strong demand for the issue. Let's be honest, if a stock never splits, and its share price continues to go up, then at some point in time, it'll be too pricey for small time investors.
I would love to get a piece of Berkshire Hathaway and Buffet's 50% increase over last year's share price. However, I don't have that kind of capital and not many people do. What am I supposed to do? Buy ONE share?
When a company splits...they are doing it for the little guys...and yeah, higher dilution usually means the stocks lag a little bit after the split. But in the long run, it all equals out.
WAG splits helps its employees more than anybody else. But someday, this too will end...and WAG will have to do something ingenious for its employees rather than split the stock. Options sound good, as long as the company regulates the timing when options can be exercised.
Walgreens employees hold this stock when they buy it.
When the stock splits, more employees purchase the stock. I realize that 1 share of $50 stock is the same as 2 shares of $25 stock, but there is a mental piece to purchasing stock....$25 stock looks more "affordable" to the average investor.
The more people that buy and hold this stock, the better.
wag needs to split for the many little guys out there. i don't know why these people complain. if you have 100 shares worth $100 or you have 200 shares worth $100. you still have $100. I would love to own berkshire hathaway also but if i did i woul't need stock in the first place.
are you referring to? WAGs is in the $50-60 range, very affordable in my book. As I said before a stock like IBM in the $170 range is not as affordable and would be a candidate for a split. Will a price in the $25-30 range bring out a buyer that didn't want to buy in the $50-60 range? Only if they are totally ignorant of investing.