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I have found a gift my mother gave to my kids in 1995. They

I have found a gift my mother gave to my kids in 1995. They each own 1 share of Disney stock. We have never gotten dividends and I know the stock has spilt. What is the value of 4 shares that are 20 years old.

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Whats the safest way to hold common stock? I spoke with the

What's the safest way to hold common stock? I spoke with the SIPC and they said that normally shares at a broker are held in street name. If the broker goes into liquidation and securities are missing due to fraud, the account holder is only covered upto the SIPC insurance amount. They suggested holding the securites directly in the stockholders name using the Transfer agent. Is the only 1 transfer agent for each public traded security? Are there alternative ways to insure that the shares are returned tothe shareholder in the event of a liquidation?

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Can you advise me if a company issues new shares, what impact

Can you advise me if a company issues new shares, what impact would this have on the price of existing stock?

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In a stock split paid as a stock dividend (2:1 or 3:1 stock

In a stock split paid as a stock dividend (2:1 or 3:1 stock split effected as a 100 or 200 percent stock dividend) is it customary to receive the dividend on a per certificate or per share basis?I have multiple certificates most all issued in different years months and or days. Should the split shares be issued on a certificate for certificate basis or a single certificate for each split.

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Which investment alternatives below is most sustainable for

Which investment alternatives below is most sustainable for shareholder value?Company stock buybackStock splitsDividend increasesReengineering projectscapital expenditureselimination of unprofitable ventures

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What is the difference between a stock split Effective Date

What is the difference between a stock split Effective Date and a stock split Execution Date? I have several Certificates for NYSE NASDAQ "TXN" this Company has split FIVE times since I came to own them. And as a result some of the Certificates have been issued on the split effective date. I recently ran these Certificates through the Investment Calculator on the Company's website http://investor.ti.com/calculator.cfm Can someone with an idea about how this should work visit the web address listed above and enter this data below and tell me if the report generated at the bottom of the page with the split adjusted total is correct in your opinion. Jun 12 1987 9 shares sept 15 1996 2 shares aug 16 1999 4 shares

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The proper method for calculating multiple stock splits

What is the proper method for calculating splits for stock with multiple split dates and multiple buy dates on multiple certificates.Details Below We have stock purchased through employee options plans back in the 1980's and 90's. The Company has since had FIVE splits in which they cut the share price by 50% halved the dividend but did not change par value.We have 16 paper certificates each issued on different dates and most in different years in the 1980's and 1990's. We did have a dividend reinvestment plan so we just purchased and forgot about it until a few weeks ago. At that time we loaded the certificate data into the company's investment calculator. And where gave a total of what the split adjusted price per certificate should be, both with and without reinvestment. The problem is the transfer agent that has held the stocks all this time. They did not split the stocks in the same manner as the calculator on the company's site. Then we called the transfer agent and requested information on how the totals where reached. At which time we where notified that the transfer agent had added together the total of each certificate we owned prior to each split into a running balance total and doubled the balance. So at this point we contacted the SEC's investor help line to find the proper method for stock splitting. And we where informed there is no universal method and where advised to contact the company in question whose stock it is. So we did just that and where put in contact with Investor relations for the Company. We explained the problem and where informed they where supposed to split per certificate and that the calculator did in fact reflect the proper company sanctioned method. We where then told to contact the head legal person in the investor relations division. This person also reiterated that it should be a per certificate per share split. We also had a conversation with the Vice President of the company who also seems to think we are correct. In your opinion do you believe we are correct in our analysis of the facts and should take the word of these very well qualified individuals that the split should have been per certificate and show exponential growth. And not split from a running total balance of shares.

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For BusinessTutor: Question 7 Which of the following

For BusinessTutor:Question 7 Which of the following statements about dividend policies is correct?Answer Modigliani and Miller argue that investors prefer dividends to capital gains because dividends are more certain than capital gains. They call this the “bird-in-the hand” effect. One reason that companies tend to avoid stock repurchases is that dividend payments are taxed at a lower rate than gains on stock repurchases. One advantage of dividend reinvestment plans is that they allow shareholders to avoid paying taxes on the dividends that they choose to reinvest. One key advantage of a residual dividend policy is that it enables a company to follow a stable dividend policy. The clientele effect suggests that companies should follow a stable dividend policy. 2 points Question 8 Which of the following statements is correct?Answer If a firm repurchases some of its stock in the open market, then shareholders who sell their stock for more than they paid for it will be subject to capital gains taxes. An open-market dividend reinvestment plan will be most attractive to companies that need new equity and would otherwise have to issue additional shares of common stock through investment bankers. Stock repurchases tend to reduce financial leverage. If a company declares a 2-for-1 stock split, its stock price should roughly double. One advantage of adopting the residual dividend policy is that this makes it easier for corporations to meet the requirements of Modigliani and Miller's dividend clientele theory. 2 points Question 9 Which of the following statements is correct?Answer If a company has a 2-for-1 stock split, its stock price should roughly double. Capital gains earned in a share repurchase are taxed less favorably than dividends; this explains why companies typically pay dividends and avoid share repurchases. Very often, a company's stock price will rise when it announces that it plans to commence a share repurchase program. Such an announcement could lead to a stock price decline, but this does not normally happen. Stock repurchases increase the number of outstanding shares. The clientele effect is the best explanation for why companies tend to vary their dividend payments from quarter to quarter. 2 points Question 10 Which of the following statements is CORRECT?Answer When firms are deciding on the size of stock splits—say whether to declare a 2-for-1 split or a 3-for-1 split, it is best to declare the smaller one, in this case the 2-for-1 split, because then the after-split price will be higher than if the 3-for-1 split had been used. Back before the SEC was created in the 1930s, companies would declare reverse splits in order to boost their stock prices. However, this was determined to be a deceptive practice, and it is illegal today. Stock splits create more administrative problems for investors than stock dividends, especially determining the tax basis of their shares when they decide to sell them, so today stock dividends are used far more often than stock splits. When a company declares a stock split, the price of the stock typically declines—by about 50% after a 2-for-1 split—and this necessarily reduces the total market value of the equity. If a firm's stock price is quite high relative to most stocks—say $500 per share—then it can declare a stock split of say 10-for-1 so as to bring the price down to something close to $50. Moreover, if the price is relatively low—say $2 per share—then it can declare a “reverse split” of say 1-for-25 so as to bring the price up to somewhere around $50 per share. 2 points Question 11 You own 100 shares of Troll Brothers' stock, which currently sells for $120 a share. The company is contemplating a 2-for-1 stock split. Which of the following best describes what your position will be after such a split takes place?Answer You will have 200 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $120 a share. You will have 200 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $60 a share. You will have 100 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $60 a share. You will have 50 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $120 a share. You will have 50 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $60 a share. 2 points Question 12 Trenton Publishing follows a strict residual dividend policy. All else equal, which of the following factors would be most likely to lead to an increasein the firm's dividend per share?Answer The firm's net income increases. The company increases the percentage of equity in its target capital structure. The number of profitable potential projects increases. Congress lowers the tax rate on capital gains. The remainder of the tax code is not changed. Earnings are unchanged, but the firm issues new shares of common stock.

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a. When firms are deciding on the size of stock splits—say

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?a. When firms are deciding on the size of stock splits—say whether to declare a 2-for-1 split or a 3-for-1 split, it is best to declare the smaller one, in this case the 2-for-1 split, because then the after-split price will be higher than if the 3-for-1 split had been used. b. Back before the SEC was created in the 1930s, companies would declare reverse splits in order to boost their stock prices. However, this was determined to be a deceptive practice, and it is illegal today. c. Stock splits create more administrative problems for investors than stock dividends, especially determining the tax basis of their shares when they decide to sell them, so today stock dividends are used far more often than stock splits. d. When a company declares a stock split, the price of the stock typically declines—by about 50% after a 2-for-1 split—and this necessarily reduces the total market value of the equity. e. If a firm’s stock price is quite high relative to most stocks—say $500 per share—then it can declare a stock split of say 10-for-1 so as to bring the price down to something close to $50. Moreover, if the price is relatively low—say $2 per share—then it can declare a ―reverse split‖ of say 1-for-25 so as to bring the price up to somewhere around $50 per share. Tell WHy.

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