After a company forward splits its stock, investors receive additional shares, but the market price (and par value) per share drops. A forward split may be a 2-for-1, a 3-for-1, a 3-for-2, and so on, where A represents the first number and B represents the second number. Use the following calculations to figure out an investor’s position When a stock splits, many charts show it similarly to a dividend payout and therefore do not show a dramatic dip in price. Taking the same example as above, a company with 100 shares of stock priced at $50 per share. The company splits its stock 2-for-1. There are now 200 shares of stock and each shareholder holds twice as many shares.