| iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI All Country World Index ex USA (the Index). The Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging markets countries, excluding the United States. As of Jul 31 2015, the Fund's total assets were $2,047,196,120 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $2,039,019,583. We show 52 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ACWX's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ACWX shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ACWX 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 ACWX by allowing them to research ACWX shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.