4.8 Common corporate actions

List of common corporate actions

  • Emission
  • (Reverse) Split
  • Buyback
  • Stock splits
  • Dividends
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Rights issues
  • Spin-offs

The most important corporate action is a dividend.  A dividend can be received in two ways: in cash or in shares. We will explain dividends later on in this course. 

All of the above corporate actions are major decisions that need to be approved by the company’s board of directors and authorized by its shareholders.