Today after the close of routine trading Tesla, a widely known American electrical car company, revealed that it means to divide its shares 5 for 1. The split announcement comes after a sharp rally in the worth of Tesla equity in current quarters.

The company’s shares rapidly rallied on the news, getting 8% in after-hours trading.

Tesla, ever a questionable business, traded for as little as $211 in the in 2015. After today’s news the company is now worth $1,485 per share. Worth easily more than $250 billion, Tesla is among the world’s most important business, let alone amongst the most important automakers.

Utilizing our arithmetic, Tesla shares would be worth around $297 after the split.

The stock split comes 2 years after take CEO Elon Musk infamously tweeted that he was considering taking Tesla private and had “moneying protected.” Tesla then published an e-mail Musk had sent out to employees that explained his reasoning, only to backtrack a couple of weeks later and reveal the company would remain public.

That tweet got the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which later implicated Musk of securities fraud. The parties reached a settlement without confessing misdeed.

Under the settlement, Tesla accepted include 2 independent directors and Musk would step down as chairman for 3 years.

Ever since Tesla shares have experiences unstable swings prior to going on a run that began this spring. The stock has actually been on a tear even as other car manufacturers like Ford and GM have send their shares suffer. This share-split is perhaps the sensible conclusion of its fast appreciation.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.