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Amazon.com (AMZN) has 3 splits in our AMZN split history database. The first split for AMZN took place on June 02, 1998. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AMZN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split. AMZN's second split took place on January 05, 1999. This was a 3 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AMZN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 2000 share position pre-split, became a 6000 share position following the split. AMZN's third split took place on September 02, 1999. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AMZN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 6000 share position pre-split, became a 12000 share position following the split.
When a company such as Amazon.com splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business.
Looking at the AMZN split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 12000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Amazon.com shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of AMZN, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete AMZN split history.
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||38.09%|
|Amazon.com serves consumers through its online and physical stores. Co. also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Echo, and Ring, and Co. develops and produces media content. Co. operates customer service centers and provides programs that enable sellers to grow their businesses, sell their products in its stores, and fulfill orders through Co. Co. serves developers and enterprises of various sizes, including start-ups, government agencies, and academic institutions, through its Amazon Web Services segment, which provides a set of global compute, storage, database, and other service offerings. Co. also provides services, such as advertising. According to our AMZN split history records, Amazon.com has had 3 splits.|
|AMZN Split History Table|
|06/02/1998||2 for 1|
|01/05/1999||3 for 1|
|09/02/1999||2 for 1|
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|AMZN is categorized under the Services sector; below are some other companies in the same sector that also have a history of stock splits:
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