Stock Split Effects (The Motley Fool)

The Motley Fool - Stock splits are a fact of life in the investing world.
Recently, companies such as Timberland (NYSE: TBL - News), Shuffle Master (Nasdaq: SHFL - News), and
Apple Computer (Nasdaq: AAPL - News) have announced
splits. (Read more about
Shuffle Master, and
Apple.) How does stock-splitting affect a company's earnings,
dividend, and fair value? Well, stock splits are minor mathematical
events that change numbers, but not value.*