Tesla announced a five-for-one stock split on Tuesday evening. The split goes into effect on August 31.
Tesla shares rose more than 6% in post-market trading even though the stock split changes nothing fundamental about the stock. Theoretically, the move could mean more smaller investors could afford the stock, but those investors are minuscule compared to major institutions. What’s more, most brokerages offer fractional trading now anyways, allowing small traders to buy a slice of expensive stocks.
So funny, I just did my latest podcast episode about stock splits and why we haven’t been seeing them lately. First Apple, now Tesla. And people are bidding the stock up, LOL. It’s getting 1999ish in here 🙂