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Dow is a materials science company, combining science and technology to develop innovative solutions that are essential to human progress. Co.'s ambition is to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Co. comprised of six global business units, organized into three operating segments: Performance Materials & Coatings, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure and Packaging & Specialty Plastics. According to our DOW split history records, Dow has had 5 splits.
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Dow (DOW) has 5 splits in our DOW split history database. The first split for DOW took place on November 21, 1989. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of DOW owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 1500 share position following the split. DOW's second split took place on June 19, 2000. This was a 3 for 1 split, meaning for each share of DOW owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 1500 share position pre-split, became a 4500 share position following the split. DOW's third split took place on August 06, 1971. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of DOW owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 4500 share position pre-split, became a 6750 share position following the split. DOW's 4th split took place on May 10, 1973. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of DOW owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 6750 share position pre-split, became a 13500 share position following the split. DOW's 5th split took place on June 08, 1976. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of DOW owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 13500 share position pre-split, became a 27000 share position following the split.

When a company such as Dow splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business.

Looking at the DOW split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 27000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Dow shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of DOW, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete DOW split history. DOW split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 12/16/2009
End date: 12/13/2019
Start price/share: $27.28
End price/share: $53.28
Starting shares: 366.57
Ending shares: 492.82
Dividends reinvested/share: $12.71
Total return: 162.57%
Average Annual Total Return: 10.14%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $26,262.48
Years: 10.00
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 12/16/2009
End date: 12/13/2019
Start price/share: $27.28
End price/share: $53.28
Dividends collected/share: $12.71
Total return: 141.90%
Average Annual Total Return: 9.24%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $24,194.23
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
11/21/19893 for 2
06/19/20003 for 1
08/06/19713 for 2
05/10/19732 for 1
06/08/19762 for 1
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