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WestRock is a provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. Co. partners with its customers to provide paper and packaging solutions. Co. has operating and business locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Co.'s segments include: Corrugated Packaging, which consists of Co.'s containerboard mills and corrugated packaging operations, as well as its recycling operations; Consumer Packaging, which consists of consumer mills, folding carton, beverage, merchandising displays and partition operations; and Land and Development, which sells real estate primarily in the Charleston, SC region. According to our WestRock stock split history records, WestRock has had 1 split.
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WestRock (WRK) has 1 split in our WestRock stock split history database. The split for WRK took place on May 16, 2016. This was a 11099 for 10000 split, meaning for each 10000 shares of WRK owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 11099 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 1109.9 share position following the split.

When a company such as WestRock 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. Looking at the WestRock stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 1109.9 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into WestRock shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of WRK, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete WestRock stock split history. WestRock split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 06/24/2015
End date: 01/16/2019
Start price/share: $57.10
End price/share: $40.32
Starting shares: 175.13
Ending shares: 195.94
Dividends reinvested/share: $5.50
Total return: -21.00%
Average Annual Total Return: -6.39%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $7,901.38
Years: 3.57
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 06/24/2015
End date: 01/16/2019
Start price/share: $57.10
End price/share: $40.32
Dividends collected/share: $5.50
Total return: -19.75%
Average Annual Total Return: -5.98%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $8,025.52
Years: 3.57
Date Ratio
05/16/201611099 for 10000
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