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split

slang To leave or depart, especially quickly or suddenly. We'd better split, Tom. We don't want to miss our flight. Once people started getting so drunk that they were falling over themselves, I knew it was about time to split.
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split

in. to leave. Look at the clock. Time to split.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This paper investigates the performance of stock returns after reverse splits over a three year interval.
Following the annual meeting, the board of directors determined to fix the ratio for the reverse stock split at 1-for-5, with an expected effective date to be July 11, 2012 and trading on a post-reverse split-adjusted basis on the NASDAQ Capital Market to begin as of the opening of trading on July 12, 2012.
"This declaration reflects our Board's confidence in our ability to drive long-term value to our shareholders and recognizes our Company's strong market performance and continued growth prospects," Chairman and CEO George Gleason said in a press release announcing the split. "The decision to declare a two-for-one stock split will allow us to maintain a market price for our stock that is affordable and accessible to a wider range of investors and to increase our overall shareholder base and liquidity in our stock."
Stock splits are purely a book entry which does not increase a firm's cash flows, but it involves several costs.
Companies listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange will implement stock split from Sunday, beginning with Commercial Bank and Qatar First Bank, a move that ought to attract more retail investors into the market.
Apple, Samsung's smartphone competitor and chip customer, has seen the benefits from a series of its stock splits since 2014, with its market cap rising toward a record $1 trillion.
* Split NSF by Size splits the NSF files into different parts having a common size.
A WOMAN goes to a parlour, a fat man visits a gym and companies go for stock splits. All three are an attempt to look attractive.
DK Aggarwal, chairman and managing director, SMC Investments and Advisors, says, "SBI and PNB have announced stock splits but we have not seen any big movement in their share prices as there is enough liquidity in these stocks already.
Biopharmaceutical company Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (Nasdaq:ANTH) announced on Friday the filing of a certificate of amendment to its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to effect a one-for-eight reverse stock split of its common stock, effective as of 17:00 hours, Eastern Time on 12 July 2013.
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Arbel et al., (1993), predominantly in the context of stock splits have proposed the Neglected Firm Hypothesis.
One thing that made the story noteworthy is that stock splits have basically gone the way of the dodo.