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La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC) has 1 split in our LJPC split history database. The split for LJPC took place on December 22, 2005. This was a 1 for 5 reverse split, meaning for each 5 shares of LJPC owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 200 share position following the split.
When a company such as La Jolla Pharmaceutical conducts a reverse share split, it is usually because shares have fallen to a lower per-share pricepoint than the company would like. This can be important because, for example, certain types of mutual funds might have a limit governing which stocks they may buy, based upon per-share price. The $5 and $10 pricepoints tend to be important in this regard. Stock exchanges also tend to look at per-share price, setting a lower limit for listing eligibility. So when a company does a reverse split, it is looking mathematically at the market capitalization before and after the reverse split takes place, and concluding that if the market capitilization remains stable, the reduced share count should result in a higher price per share.
Looking at the LJPC split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 200 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into La Jolla Pharmaceutical shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of LJPC, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete LJPC split history.
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||59.49%|
|About La Jolla Pharmaceutical|
|La Jolla Pharmaceutical is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. GIAPREZATM (angiotensin II) is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a vasoconstrictor indicated to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock. LJPC-0118 is Co.'s investigational product for the treatment of severe malaria. LJPC-401 (synthetic human hepcidin), a clinical-stage investigational product, is being developed for the treatment of conditions characterized by iron overload, such as hereditary hemochromatosis, beta thalassemia and polycythemia vera. According to our LJPC split history records, La Jolla Pharmaceutical has had 1 split.|
|LJPC Split History Table|
|12/22/2005||1 for 5|
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