A display screen shows the emblem and trading info for GameStop on the ground of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) March 29, 2022.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

Shares of GameStop jumped greater than 8% in extended trading Wednesday after the retailer mentioned a 4-for-1 stock split was authorised by its board.

Shareholders who personal the stock on the shut of the market on July 18 will get a dividend of three further shares for every of the corporate’s Class A standard stock, the retailer mentioned. The dividend will likely be distributed after trading closes on July 21, and can begin trading on a split-adjusted foundation the next day.

A stock split is issued when firms need to enhance the variety of shares and make them extra inexpensive for traders. On Wednesday, GameStop closed at $117.43 per share.

The so-called meme stock has posted unstable one-day strikes since gaining consideration final yr as a bunch of retail traders coordinated a brief squeeze on the stock, spurring its value increased. Shares have since retreated from their highs, down greater than 20% yr up to now.


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