Washington Prime Group Completes 1-for-9 Reverse Stock Split
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) has completed its previously announced 1-for-9 reverse stock split of its common stock. Every nine issued and outstanding shares of common stock have been converted into one share of common stock, effective Dec. 22.
A company performs a reverse stock split to boost its stock price by decreasing the number of shares outstanding, according to Investopedia. Reverse stock splits are usually pursued in an effort to prevent a stock from being delisted or to improve a company’s image and visibility. Washington Prime Group’s current share is 85 cents per share, as of Friday, Dec. 18.
Columbus-based Washington Prime Group is a retail REIT that owns, manages, acquires and develops shopping centers nationwide.