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Bonus shares are free shares issued by the company to its existing share holders. Bonus shares are issued in a ratio of the shares an investor hold. For example when a company offers 1:5 bonus shares, it means a share holder will get 1 free share for 5 shares. So if an investor holds 100 shares at the time of bonus then they will become 120 shares.

Bonus shares are usually announced by the company with a record date, the date which is considered for the bonus shares. All the investors holding the shares on the record date are eligible for bonus shares.

Company usually gives bonus shares as a substitute of dividend payouts.

The face value of the share doesn't get change after bonus. This is unlike stock split.

Bonus shares increases the number of shares in the market which changes the Earning Per Share EPS (companies net profit / number of shares). As net profit is still remain same and the numbers of shares are higher, shares EPS goes down after the bonus shares are issued.

Ideally it should reduce the share price but it doesn’t happen in the ratio of shares are offered as bonus shares thus it usually in the profit of the share holders. This happens because of increase in liquidity of the share and signal of company’s promise to share its profit with its investors.

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119 Comments

119. ERRABELLI MANOJ  Aug 10, 2021 20:44 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
My father had bought reliance shares 40 shares in 1994. He had not sold it. And reliance has given bonous for 3 times in 1: 1 ratio but there are only 80 shares in my dad dmat account.
118. Manohar  Mar 15, 2019 16:38 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Sir I purchased 75 share of Wipro and bonus record date 7 March 19 but still I not received bonus share in my demat account holding of share from 6 March pls advise when credit my bonus share
118.2. Ramesh BhAtia  Mar 17, 2019 11:34 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I have purchased share of Wipro on 6th of March but I have not received bonus share so far I am eligible for bonus share or not
118.3. Dolatrai Kantilal Dubal  Aug 5, 2021 14:11 I Like It. | Report Abuse
How recorded date is fixed ? Old Date of past ? To day ? Will be declare after date of meeting ?
117. GANAPATI GHOSAL  Oct 31, 2017 20:23 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
i have not received bonus share in my DEMAT account. when bonus shares will be allotted?
117.1. Dr Dhananjay R. Mishra  Jun 14, 2021 20:26 I Like It. | Report Abuse
It will take around 15-day from the record day
116. Shiva  Mar 25, 2021 19:09 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
What is the status of Infiebeam Avenue Bonus i till now get that shares and i buy before exdate
115. Sagar Patel  Oct 11, 2020 23:30 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I had buy shrenik ltd on date 7 Oct 2020, is it possible to get bonus and split benefit in this stock.
115.1. Gregory dsilva  Oct 12, 2020 23:28 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I had bought 500 share in shrenik ltd on 7 th Oct ,this morning in my account 500 share of shrenik ltd has been debited and 1000 shares has been credited .I had bought at the rate of rs 51. Now the rate in nse is showing rs.9.90 ex split.i did not sold any shares so far.so what is the status now.?please let me know wheather I will be getting more share ,if so much?thank you so
115.2. Ankur  Oct 16, 2020 10:27 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Have you got the bonus shares?? I haven't received bonus shares even after 1 week
114. NGPMurty  Aug 12, 2018 20:06 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
What is the status of Britannia Industry Shares
114.1. Subhash Kale  Sep 23, 2020 09:59 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I BOUGHT EQ SHARES 100 ON 11TH SEPT.Anuh Pharma ltd declared ex date 18th sept and record date 21/09 .I sold my eq shares 100 at half price on recod date since bonus share 1:1 declared.prices also reduced to 50%.I sold my 100 eq shares on recod daye.Whether I can get 100 bonus shares or I ca claim 50 % price erosen on it Pl clarify.
113. Anupama  Mar 5, 2019 01:42 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Hi,
I had brought wipro company shares in June 2018, And I had sell the shares on 8th Feb 2019

Bonus Announced Date : Jan 18th 2019
( I had 500shares )
Ex Date is : March 6th 2019

If I again buy the same quantity of which I had in announced date of shares on March 6th 2019

Am I eligible for bonus
112. Sai Teja  May 10, 2018 15:47 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I have purchased avanthi feeds shares 10 days back. On 9th may 2018 share split happend. Could you please advise what is the record date of the split and am i eligible for this benefit. Thank you!!
112.1. Yogesh  Jul 3, 2018 15:41 I Like It. | Report Abuse
27 June.
111. Jolly George  May 2, 2018 10:57 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
MMTC bonus date is 4th May, 2018. If I purchase MMTC today 2.5.18 am I eligible for bonus share
110. Arpan shah  Mar 16, 2018 11:06 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
If i sold my shares on ex date sholud i eligible for bonus shares.as on ex date share os discounted.
110.1. christy boy j  Apr 9, 2018 17:13 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I purchased 200 shares of Kellton tech solutions ltd. Company declared bonus shares @1;1. But I have not received the bonus shares till date. In my holding statement there is a notional entry that I will get bonus since I had the shares with NSDL on last trading day with cum bonus which was march 26/ 2018.Therefore I request you to please look into it and give me a reply whether I can eligible for bonus share and if so Where i contact.
Thanking you,
Christy boy j
109. GANAPATI GHOSAL  Oct 31, 2017 20:14 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I have not received ioc bonus shares in my DMAT account as declared in AGM dated 29.08.2017. Please let me know the bonus shares allotment date.
108. R K WAHI  Sep 18, 2017 11:59 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
WILL SOME ONE ADVISE:::: WHEN THE SHARES OF RELIANCE WILL B REFLECTED IN OUR DP ? IT WENT EX BONUS IN 1ST WEEK OF SEP 2017 & TODAY IS 18 SEP 2017.ALMOST 10 WORKING DAYS ARE GETTING OVER... IN THESE DAYS OF DGITALIZED SYSTEMS ,HOW LONG THEY WILL TEST OUR PATIENCE ?
108.1. lalan kumar  Oct 5, 2017 09:34 I Like It. | Report Abuse
at least wait for 20-25 trading session
107. srinivasa  Oct 4, 2017 20:28 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Hi,, Please let me know if any one has bought Panama Petro Chemicals as this company has announced 2:1 bonus in September month and stil bonus shares were not allotted. Please clarify if any one knows
106. Harsh  Sep 25, 2017 23:16 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
if i have bought 100 yes bank share @1880 rs on 20th September and i have sold it on 21 September 100 share @ 380 rs then may i get split share(remaining 400 share)?
105. Manoj  Sep 18, 2017 18:14 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I had 10 RIL shares @ 1600, one day I found that the price of the shares has become @800 overnight, Now my holding shows that I have 10 Shares @800. Though it should be like ..I should have 20 shares @800, which is not in this case. My question is-
1-why the shares are not doubled to 20 while the price reduced to half.
2-If this happening to everyone(considering every share holder having the same quantity of shares after the price reduced to half) then how are they selling the shares.ie. if I sell my 10 shares today at the current market price around 850 then I will have no holding of Reliance and a total loss of 7500 (as I had 10 shares@1600) how I will get my remaining 10 shares.How the trading is going on in the market.
3-I have also heard of dividend of 1:1, will I get any additional shares here.
105.2. Manoj  Sep 20, 2017 10:33 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Sanjib Ji biggest confusion is-I had 10 Shares @1600, after price split it became 10 shares @800.after waiting 2 weeks now I have got message that 10 bonus shares has been added.
Now scenario is earlier
I had 10sharesX1600=16000Rs
Now after 2 week I have 20 sharesX800=16000Rs
Can anyone answer -where is the bonus (this is like price made to half and shares doubled)
or something wrong happen to my account.
105.3. Saumendra Das  Sep 20, 2017 19:50 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Hi Manoj,
In which broker do you have demat account? I have in Sharekhan but still I haven''t got the split shares so far..Only I have my original quantity but price spiltted to half.
104. shabeer  Aug 31, 2017 16:39 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I would like to know about bonus shares. Currently holding 10 RIL share and record date is 9th september and I would like to add 100 mores share before the record date. So am I eligible for 110 bonus shares? also please explain the condition to sell the bonus shares. thanks
104.1. Naresh Kumar Patel  Sep 18, 2017 12:59 I Like It. | Report Abuse
When RIL Bonus share credit in demate a,c
103. SHASHIDHAR  Sep 15, 2017 18:11 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
When the Reliance Industries shares get credited to my Demat Account
102. Mayur  Sep 12, 2017 12:30 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I have not yet received the Bonus Shares from RELIANCE
102.1. Vidhu shah  Sep 14, 2017 19:14 I Like It. | Report Abuse
BONUS SHARE OF RELIANCE HAS NOT YET CREDITED IN MY DMAT ACCOUNT
101. Pankaj Jain  Sep 13, 2017 18:09 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Reliance bonus shareso not received in dmat account after one week of ex bonus .
Please advice what is the reason & news
101.1. Rakesh  Sep 14, 2017 08:04 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Take 7 to 14 days
101.2. SAHIL BHATIA  Sep 14, 2017 11:55 I Like It. | Report Abuse
ITS BEEN 7 DAYS STILL BONUS SHARES NOT CREDITED IN THE DEMAT.
100. DAS  Sep 13, 2017 04:48 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
but pricing is showing 800 around instead of 1600, not sure when we will get the bonus share allocation to our demat account
99. URMILADHANSINGH RAWAL  Sep 12, 2017 07:54 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY BONUS SHARES IN MY DEMAT A/C
98. SAHIL BHATIA  Sep 7, 2017 14:46 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
WHEN WILL THE BONUS SHARE BE CREDITED IN OUR DEEMAT ACCOUNT.I BOUGHT ON 21ST .AUG

AM I ELIGLE FOR THE BONOUS . AND WHEN WILL IT BE CREDITED IN MY ACCOUNT .
97. Vinaya  Aug 30, 2017 20:32 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Sir, in ex bonus date timing options are going high or downing.. please tell to me..
96. Athawale C N  Aug 29, 2017 06:37 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Thanks Mr.Satya for information. Athawale C N
95. Athawale C N  Jul 22, 2017 14:14 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I purchased reliance shares on 17/7/2017 & sold on 21/7/2017@9.48.06 a.m . I learned bonus was declared in evening new 1:1 will I get bonus shares or not ?
95.1. Satya  Aug 23, 2017 18:20 I Like It. | Report Abuse
record date is not yet announced - that will be done after AGM on 1 Sep - So if you want bonus share just buy at least 2 days before the record date
94. satyam  Jun 13, 2017 21:20 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
What if I purchase shares one day before record date should I get bonus or not???
94.2. S k bhagwan  Jul 23, 2017 13:12 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Yes you will
94.3. Satya  Aug 23, 2017 18:17 I Like It. | Report Abuse
NO you will not - Settlement for Demat shares is T+2 , which means the shares will be transfered to your account 2 days after the trade date on a closing basis - so you need to buy 2 days before record date to be eligible
93. K a parekh  Jul 28, 2017 15:08 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
What is record date of bonus share issued by reliance industries ltd.
93.3. Kalyanam G.  Aug 16, 2017 16:41 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I have not yet got the 1:1 bonus shares in my D mat account.

IN301313/20204717.
93.4. Satya  Aug 23, 2017 18:12 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Record date is not yet announced - first the board has to approve it in the AGM to be held on Sep 1 post which they will set the record date.
92. Priya  Aug 21, 2017 03:05 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
1:1 bonus share is to be given to all the existing RIL
share holders. Understand that this will be decided in the upcoming AGM on Sept 1. In this regard as I am entitled for 30 bonus shares. As I want to buy some more shares of RIL, will I be entitled to further bonus shares before the sept 1st , 2017 AGM for issue
Pl clarify and since I am a demat holder., My purchasing additional shares will it be eligible for bonus shares?
92.1. Satya  Aug 23, 2017 18:09 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Yes - you can purchase anytime before the "record date" to be issued the bonus shares
91. s m rao  Aug 19, 2017 07:18 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I bought 15 shares of biocon and the ex bonus date and s 17/06/17 where as I bought on 15 th June. Am I eligible for bonus share.
90. Basanta  Aug 16, 2017 11:00 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Has RIL bonus shares been credited to demat accounts yet? I have not received any information yet.
89. Anoop  Aug 1, 2017 19:14 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
When will L&T Bonus shares be credited to demat account?
88. amit  Aug 1, 2017 11:49 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I had bough 10 share of LT on 13/7/17 under delivery option and company issue bonus share on record dated 13/7/17
Will I am eligible for bouns
87. Shraddha Patekar  Jul 28, 2017 11:02 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Hi

Will I get the bonus shares Jayant agro organics. If I purchase shares today??
86. sheshgiri  Jul 27, 2017 17:45 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Hello, will i get bonus share of reliance industries if i buy its shares tomorrow? They have not yet declared the record date yet this is what I think by searching on google.
85. asd  Jun 14, 2017 01:27 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
i purchase wipro share 9 th june but broker as this in his account . so can i get bonus share . if not now value is decrease then i take loss
85.1. KULDEEP SINGH  Jul 22, 2017 13:55 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I WAS HAVING 20 SHARES OF RIL. I SOLD 15 OUT OF 20 SHARE ON 21 JUL 17 THE DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS OF BONUS SHARE BY RIL 1:1 RATIO. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR BONUS SHARE SOLD ON 21 JUL 17.
84. Anton  Jul 4, 2017 15:52 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I bought 100 share of godrej consumer products for Rs 1950 once they announced the bonus same of 1:1 ratio my share count increased to 200witg value of 977 now I wanted to sell it am able to sell only 100 share why is it so
84.1. Ramesh Chander Jindal  Jul 17, 2017 19:02 I Like It. | Report Abuse
I was holding eighty shares of HPCL on record date 12/07/2017 for issuance of 1:2 bonus shares,but my forty bonus shares are still not been added to my account.
83. aditya  Jun 11, 2017 11:04 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Can I get bonus share of Mahindra holidays if I bought on Monday?
If I bought 20 share
20*550=11000
How much gain possible to earn?
82. Binda Chowdhary  Jun 5, 2017 19:56 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Whether declared bonus share credited to shareholders demat Account on record date
81. Sandeep  May 29, 2017 12:56 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I have 250 hpcl share in my dear account since last 3months.
Now they announce 2:1 bonus share.
When will it get credited in my dear account
80. Raxit S  Mar 7, 2017 16:53 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I bought 20 share of Oil India limited as on 12.01.2017 which credited in my demat on same date and bonus share record date is 13.01.2017. So can i eligible for bonus share and if not then can anyone can explain me how?
79. Viv  Feb 9, 2017 08:41 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I bought 235 Balmer Lawrie shares on 27.12.16. The bonus share was announced in Oct''16 with record date 27.12.16. Does that make me eligible for bonus shares
78. Chandrasekhar  Feb 6, 2017 14:37 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
OIL INDIA bonus shares- I have purchased the 50 OIL INDIA shares on 12-Jan-2017. The record dates was 13-Jan-2017. Am I eligible for bonus share or not ?
77. Arvind Solanki  Dec 18, 2016 21:59 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I have yet not got credit of PFC bonus shares in my dekat account though 3 months have passed to Record Date. Has anyone got credit of bonus shares ?
77.1. Friend  Dec 27, 2016 17:23 I Like It. | Report Abuse
complain on SCORES website of SEBI
76. Ganesh Kumar  Nov 4, 2016 21:45 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Hi friends I am holding 300 high ground enterprises shares purchased on 21ST July and hold till 3RD November 2016 and sold my entire shares the bonus not credit on the day now I sell all the shares now will the bonus credit to my Demat now I am eligible
or not
75. ritpa bhayana  Nov 4, 2016 18:52 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
i bought 50 shares of ioc on oct 18 ex bonus record date of bonus issue was oct 19 am i eligible for bonus shares
74. Hem Chandra Basumatary  Oct 26, 2016 08:15 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I purchased 1000 ioc share on 29th agust 2016 and updated on 30th agust by6pm so can I get ioc bonus share. Regards.H.C.Basumatary
73. D Kundu  Oct 21, 2016 11:38 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
IndianOil''s declared record date issue of bonus 1:1 as 18th Oct 2016. I held 2350 shares & observed that the value has been reduced to almost 50% and also no bonus quantity of IndianOil''s shares allotted in the Demat account.

Can you please guide, when the bonus shares would be credited to Demat account ?

Thanks
73.1. Sudhakar  Oct 24, 2016 18:45 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Hi D Kundu,

It take 10 to 15 days from the record date to debit in your Demat account

Regards
Sudhakar.A
72. Chockalingam  Oct 20, 2016 22:30 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Friends, I bought 100 shares of IOC on 18 th October 2016 as I read that the record date was 19 October and ex bonus date was 18 October. My share broker also said that I will get bonus. For these shares. Will I get bonus for these 100 shares ? I would appreciate if someone gives the correct position on this.
72.1. Sudhakar  Oct 24, 2016 18:50 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Hi Chockalingam,

Yes IOC announced Bonus share and the record date was 19th Oct. If the shares bought was updated in demat account on or before 19th. U will get bonus shares. But this time they changed ex bonus date so it was little confusion for everyone.. check your luck
71. Shally  Oct 14, 2016 08:58 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
I purchased 20 shares Ioc, am I eligible for bonus shares. How record date will affect eligibility of bonus shares. In electronic system shareholder register is base for bonus shares, then how shares in demat Ac are eligible?
70. Vikas  Oct 13, 2016 18:09 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
i bought some ioc shares today but they will be credited in my demat account by 20oct. will i get the bonus share??