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Bank of Ireland is a diversified financial services group based in Ireland. Co. is engaged in the provision of a range of banking and other financial services. Co. operations are organized along five segments: Retail Republic of Ireland; Bank of Ireland Life (BoI Life); UK Financial Services; Capital Markets; and Group Center. According to our IRE split history records, IRE has had 2 splits.
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IRE (IRE) has 2 splits in our IRE split history database. The first split for IRE took place on July 20, 1999. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of IRE owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split. IRE's second split took place on October 17, 2011. This was a 1 for 10 reverse split, meaning for each 10 shares of IRE owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 2000 share position pre-split, became a 200 share position following the split.

When a company such as IRE 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. When a company such as IRE 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 IRE split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 200 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into IRE shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of IRE, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete IRE split history. IRE split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 03/07/2011
End date: 02/13/2015
Start price/share: $20.60
End price/share: $14.54
Starting shares: 485.44
Ending shares: 487.41
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.05
Total return: -29.13%
Average Annual Total Return: -8.36%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $7,087.97
Years: 3.94
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 03/07/2011
End date: 02/13/2015
Start price/share: $20.60
End price/share: $14.54
Dividends collected/share: $0.05
Total return: -29.17%
Average Annual Total Return: -8.38%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $7,081.87
Years: 3.94
Date Ratio
07/20/19992 for 1
10/17/20111 for 10
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