Skift Take

An Airbnb pre-IPO stock split gives the company's potential public debut more momentum because its share price in theory would be lower. Of course, none of Airbnb's IPO paperwork is public yet so the particulars of the IPO are just guesswork for now.

Airbnb could be making it easier for retail investors to participate in its expected initial public offering. That's one way to look at Bloomberg's story that the Airbnb board approved a two-for-one stock split of its privately held shares that become effective Tuesday. For