| iShares MSCI ACWI is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI All Country World Index (the Index). The Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging markets countries. Components primarily include consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financial, industrials and information technology companies. As of Jul 31 2015, the Fund's total assets were $6,640,425,801 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $6,620,217,123. We show 59 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ACWI's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ACWI shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ACWI 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 ACWI by allowing them to research ACWI shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.