| Advance Auto Parts is an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers (Professional), and do-it-yourself (DIY), customers as well as independently owned operators. Co.'s stores and branches provide a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer and brand owned automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. Through its integrated operating approach, Co. serves its Professional and DIY customers through a variety of channels ranging from brick and mortar store locations to self-service e-commerce sites. We show 54 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AAP's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of AAP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AAP versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AAP by allowing them to research AAP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.