Buying stock spwra and spwrb?

I used to own this stock and lost track of it, has it split into twostocks? Why is there an a and a b it used to be just spwr?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NSYE:CY) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) announced that on September 10, 2008, SunPower filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") registering the outstanding shares of Class B common stock held by Cypress. The registration statement became effective on filing with the SEC. The registration statement contains important information about the proposed distribution of the Class B shares to Cypress's stockholders (the "spin-off"), including information about the federal income tax consequences of the spin-off to U.S. holders. The registration statement is available on SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/secfiling.cfm?fi... 950134-08-16424 and on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/867773/0000... f43515orsv3asr.htm. (Due to their lengths, the preceding URLs may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove any extra space if one exists.) Investors are urged to read the prospectus contained in the registration statement in its entirety.

    SunPower has applied to list the Class B common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market after the spin-off. SunPower expects that trading in shares of Class B common stock will begin on a "when-issued" basis as soon as such shares are approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. When, and if, such shares become eligible for "when-issued" trading, they will trade under the symbol "SPWRV" until such time as any "when-issued" trades are settled, at which time "regular way" trading in Class B common stock is expected to continue on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SPWRB." In addition, SunPower expects to change the trading symbol of its Class A common stock from "SPWR" to "SPWRA" upon completion of the spin-off.

    Source(s): From the company's web site
  • dk
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    it sounds risky

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