What do the outstanding shares have to do with a stock?

Answer Investors hear terms like outstanding shares, authorized shares and "the float" quite often. Knowing the amount of outstanding shares helps investors determine a company's market capitalization.Aut... Read More »

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How to Calculate Outstanding Shares of Stock?

Outstanding shares are shares held by investors. Shares such as treasury stock do not count since treasury stock is owned by the company itself. Accountants, analysts, investors and managers use o... Read More »

Do you pay dividends on outstanding shares?

Outstanding shares are shares currently owned by investors, which includes restricted shares owned by company officers and insiders. Dividends will be paid on outstanding shares only if the issuing... Read More »

How many million shares of stock are traded on the New York Stock Exchange daily?

About 2,000 million exchanges are made every day on the New York Stock Exchange. In March 2010, the average daily volume was 2,128,546,521 shares traded daily. The number of shares traded changes e... Read More »

401(k) vs. Shares of Stock?

A 401k is a retirement vehicle that holds shares of stocks, bonds or mutual funds. You may own shares of stocks within a 401k if stocks are an asset allocation choice.