Can't sell shares after reverse stock split - broker not allowing it!

99point99

Newbie
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Hi guys, I invested recently in a stock at around 45c a share: VNCE

They just finished their 1:10 reverse stock split today and the share price has shot up to $4.19.

The broker who I invested with have told me they can't sell my shares for a few days as the shares are going through 'consolidation'.
I was hoping to move the shares on because the longer it is left the more danger there is of the price coming down again!

Is this scenario normal?!
 

Dowser

Experienced member
1,437 328
I was hoping to move the shares on because the longer it is left the more danger there is of the price coming down again!
For every 10 shares you owned before the split, you now own one - so you've not made or lost any money because of the split. You know this right?
 

99point99

Newbie
4 0
I bought during the Reverse Split 'window'- so I got shares at 45c. The share price now that the Reverse Split has ended is now $4.18. My original $3K investment is now worth $26K.
I can't sell the shares on the app and the broker wont sell them over the phone. They claim the share price is consolidating and wont be available to be sold for a few days.
This sounds like rubbish to me.

Is it right to suspect a broker of fraudulently withholding selling shares so that they don't have to pay out?
 

Dowser

Experienced member
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I bought during the Reverse Split 'window'- so I got shares at 45c. The share price now that the Reverse Split has ended is now $4.18. My original $3K investment is now worth $26K.
Sorry mate - That's not how splits work. As I said, you've won't have made or lost any money because of the split.
 

Dowser

Experienced member
1,437 328
Did the broker feed you the 'Reverse Split Window' spiel to get you to invest or something?
 

99point99

Newbie
4 0
No, I picked the stock knowing I would get the shares for $0.45, and according to my trading account have made $22K on top of my original $3K investment due to the share price increasing to $4.18. However the brokers are not allowing the sale of my shares either online or over the phone - which leaves me slightly confused about what to do to be honest. Just wondered if it's normal not to be able to sell shares immediately after a reverse stock split and that the broker are validated in saying that there is a 'consolidation period'. It is a weird situation, I bought in during a reverse stock split a couple years ago and made a huge profit without this hassle, the only thing that has changed is that I am using a different broker this time much to my dismay and that's why I suspect something fishy is going on.
 

Dowser

Experienced member
1,437 328
Name and shame! who's your broker?

...and congratulations, looks like your on a winner(y)
 

Lee Shepherd

Senior member
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Sorry mate - That's not how splits work. As I said, you've won't have made or lost any money because of the split.
cbrads is 100% correct. There is no magic profit making window. That's just b0llox. Your P/L may show £26k but again as your broker states, would be during consolidation. You couldn't sell the shares and take that money. Although great if you could, right?

With respect to you 'doing this before and making a huge profit' that would have been (if true), due to other factors. Your stock value will always remain the same whether it's a stock split or stock merger.

Lee
 

Kaeso

Established member
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No, I picked the stock knowing I would get the shares for $0.45, and according to my trading account have made $22K on top of my original $3K investment due to the share price increasing to $4.18. However the brokers are not allowing the sale of my shares either online or over the phone - which leaves me slightly confused about what to do to be honest. Just wondered if it's normal not to be able to sell shares immediately after a reverse stock split and that the broker are validated in saying that there is a 'consolidation period'. It is a weird situation, I bought in during a reverse stock split a couple years ago and made a huge profit without this hassle, the only thing that has changed is that I am using a different broker this time much to my dismay and that's why I suspect something fishy is going on.
ohh mate you've got this sooo wrong im afraid, as the guys said. Its just that your broker hasn't got an update of what your reduced number of shares is evidently. 10:1 means you divide your number of shares by 10 now. I think this means the value has actually dropped lower than 3K because of a recent sell off.
 

Dowser

Experienced member
1,437 328
I think this means the value has actually dropped lower than 3K
Agreed, that's penny shares for you - probably the spread.
 

99point99

Newbie
4 0
The actual listed share price is up to $4.47 today. Regardless of the share price, is it normal to not be able to sell shares after a reverse stock split? I have logged onto my account again today and I am unable to sell or even buy anything on VNCE.

"Market data not available
Unfortunately, we do not have a current market price available for Vince Holding Corp USD0.01. In order to obtain the current price, or if you would like to trade this stock, please call our dealing team on 0117 980 9800.
 

Quantt

Established member
944 58
The actual listed share price is up to $4.47 today. Regardless of the share price, is it normal to not be able to sell shares after a reverse stock split? I have logged onto my account again today and I am unable to sell or even buy anything on VNCE.

"Market data not available
Unfortunately, we do not have a current market price available for Vince Holding Corp USD0.01. In order to obtain the current price, or if you would like to trade this stock, please call our dealing team on 0117 980 9800.
That's why I stay away from those penny stocks, maybe there is no market for it, e.g. no one is willing to buy or sell, so no bid / ask quotes...
 

Quantt

Established member
944 58
The actual listed share price is up to $4.47 today. Regardless of the share price, is it normal to not be able to sell shares after a reverse stock split? I have logged onto my account again today and I am unable to sell or even buy anything on VNCE.

"Market data not available
Unfortunately, we do not have a current market price available for Vince Holding Corp USD0.01. In order to obtain the current price, or if you would like to trade this stock, please call our dealing team on 0117 980 9800.
Yesterday the daily volume was 56400 shares and today it is 14200 so far... Wow I am not sure how you are going to sell and on what price... Why did you buy such a low float in the first place?
 
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