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Cincinnati Financial ($CINF) Stock Split History

Cincinnati Financial stock has experienced a total of 12 stock splits in its history. The most recent stock split took place on April 4th, 2005. As a result of these stock splits, one Cincinnati Financial share purchased prior to March 29th, 1979, would now be equivalent to holding 32.1 Cincinnati Financial shares today.

Cincinnati Financial ($CINF) Stock Split History Graph and Chart

Cincinnati Financial ($CINF) Stock Split Dates

Date Ratio
4/4/20051.05 for 1
4/28/200421 for 20
5/18/19983 for 1
3/13/199621 for 20
3/13/199521 for 20
5/18/19923 for 1
9/2/198721 for 20
5/1/19852 for 1
3/19/198421 for 20
3/18/198211 for 10
3/28/198011 for 10
3/29/197911 for 10

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How Does a Cincinnati Financial Share Split Work?

A Cincinnati Financial stock split is no different than any other stock split. Cincinnati Financial is simply packaging the number of outstanding shares in a different way. For example, in a 2-for-1 split, the amount of shares will double (and the price will be divided by 2, accordingly). Say you have 100 shares of Cincinnati Financial, then the day of the split you will receive 2 shares for every 1 share you hold in your brokerage account, meaning you will receive 200 shares on the stock split date. However, the price of the stock will reflect this change and your holding of Cincinnati Financial (in terms of value) will remain practically the same.

Benefits of a Cincinnati Financial Stock Split?

A stock split does not change the fundamental value of a company. Meaning a Cincinnati Financial stock split will not make the business more valuable. However, there is a psychological benefit in that the share price will be lower after the split, making shares seem more accessible to everyone and thus temporarily increasing demand and ramping up share prices. To further explore stock splits, please refer to Investopedia.

Buying Before or After a $CINF Stock Split?

While this is not financial advice and we have not run any thorough studies on the matter, general consensus is that price tends to go up after the announcement of a stock split and before the stock split itself happens.

Will Cincinnati Financial Stock Split?

Unfortunately, we do not know. There might be rumors of a Cincinnati Financial stock split, but the truth is that until the board proposes a shares split to its shareholders, it's all just noise.

How Does a Stock Split Affect $CINF Options?

A stock split affects options the same way it affect shares. In the case of a 2-for-1, the strike price of all the options chain post-split will be divided by 2 automatically. So if you're holding CALLs or PUTs, the strike price of the $CINF option will be automatically changed on the day of the split. Also, the number of shares will double. So if you have a CALL in a 2-for-1, after split you will have 2 calls to control 200 shares, and the strike price of those two CALLs would be halved.

Cincinnati Financial Shares Split Results in Fractional Shares

Not all shares splits are even. Some splits, like a 3-for-2 can result in shareholders owning fractional shares. In these cases it's best to contact your broker, to be clear on how they will handle the $CINF shares split.