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Discovery Laboratories is a biotechnology company. Co.'s drug technology produces a synthetic, peptide-containing surfactant (KL4 surfactant). Co. has marketing approval for SURFAXIN® (lucinactant) for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. AEROSURF® is a drug/device combination product that combines Co.'s KL4 surfactant with its capillary aerosol generator. Co. is developing AEROSURF to treat premature infants with or at risk for RDS using the capillary aerosol generator technology. Co. is also developing a lyophilized (freeze-dried) dosage form of its KL4 surfactant that is stored as a powder and reconstituted to liquid form. According to our DSCO split history records, DSCO has had 2 splits.
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DSCO (DSCO) has 2 splits in our DSCO split history database. The first split for DSCO took place on December 01, 1997. This was a 1 for 3 reverse split, meaning for each 3 shares of DSCO owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 333.333333333333 share position following the split. DSCO's second split took place on January 22, 2016. This was a 1 for 14 reverse split, meaning for each 14 shares of DSCO owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 333.333333333333 share position pre-split, became a 23.8095238095238 share position following the split.

When a company such as DSCO conducts a reverse share split, it is usually because shares have fallen to a lower per-share pricepoint than the company would like. This can be important because, for example, certain types of mutual funds might have a limit governing which stocks they may buy, based upon per-share price. The $5 and $10 pricepoints tend to be important in this regard. Stock exchanges also tend to look at per-share price, setting a lower limit for listing eligibility. So when a company does a reverse split, it is looking mathematically at the market capitalization before and after the reverse split takes place, and concluding that if the market capitilization remains stable, the reduced share count should result in a higher price per share. Looking at the DSCO split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 23.8095238095238 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into DSCO shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of DSCO, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete DSCO split history. DSCO split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 11/17/2009
End date: 04/18/2016
Start price/share: $11.48
End price/share: $3.50
Dividends collected/share: $0.00
Total return: -69.51%
Average Annual Total Return: -16.89%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $3,049.58
Years: 6.42
Date Ratio
12/01/19971 for 3
01/22/20161 for 14
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