I ask this for those who have more experience, but my question is what happens when you short a stock a week or two before the split, and does anyone have experience in this area. I know you get whatever the split is, but rarely will the price go to the ratio. For example, say you were short BIDU at 700 the stock split comes and it drops to 64-65. And then rallies from there. If you covered at the bottom ud be up total $50 or (10 shares at $5 a share from your one share at 700). Which is fine, but it seems you could have profited more if the stock stayed at 700.