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PTC ($PTC) Stock Split History

PTC stock has experienced a total of 6 stock splits in its history, including a reverse stock split. The most recent stock split took place on February 28th, 2006. As a result of these stock splits, one PTC share purchased prior to June 28th, 1991, would now be equivalent to holding 9.6 PTC shares today.

PTC ($PTC) Stock Split History Graph and Chart

PTC ($PTC) Stock Split Dates

Date Ratio
2/28/20062 for 5
3/9/19982 for 1
3/1/19962 for 1
2/26/19932 for 1
2/26/19922 for 1
6/28/19913 for 2

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How Does a PTC Share Split Work?

A PTC stock split is no different than any other stock split. PTC 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 PTC, 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 PTC (in terms of value) will remain practically the same.

Benefits of a PTC Stock Split?

A stock split does not change the fundamental value of a company. Meaning a PTC 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 $PTC 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.

Why did $PTC Perform a Reverse Stock Split?

A reverse stock split is the opposite of a normal stock split. So now, if you had 10 shares of $PTC, you will only get 1 share (in the case of a 10-for-1 reverse stock split). Companies like PTC usually perform a reverse stock split when the share price is low. For example, if it is less than a dollar, it might be conceived as a penny stock. To avoid this appearance, you perform a reverse stock split and change the price per share.

Will PTC Stock Split?

Unfortunately, we do not know. There might be rumors of a PTC 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 $PTC 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 $PTC 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.

PTC 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 $PTC shares split.