I have just started with JNJ's Drip program, so I have very few shares, so I am riding the line, buying each month. The only thing I wish was that I started a few years ago .
I have no idea if there will or will not. Based on past history, yes, there should. But...who knows. Unlike others on this board, I have found every split (not "reverse split, of course) of every company has been beneficial to my portfolio. JBHT is just one example. BUT...I'm a long-term holder and I've been in the market for over 40 years. People who haven't the longevity in the market or who are traders probably don't do as well with splits.
"I have found every split (not "reverse split, of course) of every company has been beneficial to my portfolio."
How were you able to determine this?
I have a similar amount of investing experience. What i have found is that good/great companies grow, as do their share prices/market cap. IMO, splits are simply a math exercise and by themselves, over the real long run, do not have a material effect on a company's valuation. No way for me to verify, just my opinion.
Bottom line, if we are smart/lucky to buy shares in good/great companies, the value of these companies should increase regardless of the share count.
P.S. I've only experienced one R/S, on a "spare change" spec in a sub dollar Midwest bank stock in my ROTH. Ten months after I bought, I had one tenth as many shares! The share price rose and a year or so later, the bank was acquired for a modest premium.
Gosh, no, that's an entirely new thought for the board. But we greatly informed investors sure do hope it happens because it means we'll have twice as many shares worth twice as much money and get twice the dividend. Right??????? Plus, small investors will be able to buy twice as many shares, and that means the price will go up even more because everybody knows it's small investors who drive the market. Right?????? SPLIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As we all know from history, splits have "never," benefited any investor ever. Share prices remain the same in perpetuity post split; never again will shares reach the pre-split price. Worst case scenario split causes immediate crash and Johnson and Johnson goes belly up.
Honestly, I just don't understand the aversion to splits in general.