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E15-13 Stock Split and Stock
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E15-13 (Stock Split and Stock Dividend) The common stock of Alexander Hamilton Inc. is currently selling at $110 per share. The directors wish to reduce the share price and increase share volume prior to a new issue. The per share par value is $10; book value is $70 per share. Nine million shares are issued and outstanding. Instructions Prepare the necessary journal entries assuming the following. (a) The board votes a 2-for-1 stock split. (b) The board votes a 100% stock dividend. (c) Briefly discuss the accounting and securities market differences between these two methods of increasing the number of shares outstanding. 

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