fractional share

Definition

Less than a single share of stock. Fractional shares often result from stock splits, stock dividends and similar actions. The fractional share is either paid out in cash or credited to a dividend reinvestment plan.

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You may want to try and take on even a fractional share if that is all you can afford at the current time.

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Do not take fractional shares for granted. Oftentimes, these shares are added to an investor's share holdings and can accumulate over time.

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I contributed some particular amount to the share plan over six months, which is very unlikely to be a multiple of the share price at the time the money is used to purchase company shares, so I will receive a small cash payment in lieu of the fractional share at that time.

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