What Happens When a Stock Splits?

Stock splits are highly desired by stock holders, and the basic reasoning is because, let’s say you hold 100 shares, when the stock splits, you now have 200 shares! Remember, though, that the VALUE stays the same. If your shares were $1 a piece, and you had 100 shares, when the stock splits, you now have 200 shares at $0.50 a piece.