Shares Outstanding AnalysisOutstanding Shares are shares of common stock of a public company that were purchased by investors after they were authorized and issued by the company to the public. Outstanding Shares are typically reported on fully diluted bases which include exotic instruments such as options, or convertibles bonds.
Shares Outstanding Over Time Pattern
About Shares OutstandingOutstanding shares that are stated on company Balance Sheet are used when calculating many important valuation and performance indicators including Return on Equity, Market Cap, EPS and many others.
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Based on latest financial disclosure Ford Motor Company has 3.91 B of shares currently outstending. This is much higher than that of the Consumer Cyclical sector, and significantly higher than that of Auto Manufacturers industry, The Shares Outstanding for all stocks is over 1000% lower than the firm.