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I'm new and have a questions on "splits" and earnings. If a company's shares split 4:1, does that mean for every share I have I get four more? Also, if the shares split 1:20, does that mean that I get one share for every 20 I have? Are earnings the same as dividends? On my NASDAQ charts I see little triangle boxes pointing up and down with an "E" inside representing "earnings". And where do I go to find out how much dividends were paid and when paid in the past for a company?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Etown, Kentucky
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