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Shares outstanding

Shares outstanding Definition

All shares of stock issued by a corporation, excluding treasury stock.

Additional meaning of Shares outstanding:

You can calculate the Shares Outstanding of a stock by dividing its Market Cap by its Stock Price.  For example, the stock MSFT has a market cap of 209 billion and it's trading at $24, the shares outstanding for MSFT would be 8.7 billion shares.

Market Cap / Stock Price = Shares Outstanding 




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