An investigation of the uses of reverse stock splits and an empirical analysis of their impact on the value of the firm

dc.contributor.advisorPettit, R. Richardson
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCrockett, John H.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHochman, Shalom J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeixoto, Julio L.
dc.creatorPickford, Lavon Jensen
dc.description.abstractThe research approaches reverse stock splits from both a cause and effect perspective. The underlying basis for management decisions to propose a reverse split is examined with an analysis of the institutional and legislative environment relating to security price level. There are two fundamental effects of a reverse split: 1) an increase in share price, which is theoretically in inverse proportion to the split ratio, and 2) a decrease in the number of shares in proportion to the split ratio. Both of these effects are explored to determine possible uses of reverse splits as a management tool. A model is developed which expresses potential costs and benefits to the firm. [...]
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dc.subjectStock splitting
dc.titleAn investigation of the uses of reverse stock splits and an empirical analysis of their impact on the value of the firm
dc.type.genreThesis T. Bauer College of Business Administration, College of Administration of Houston of Philosophy


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