| Archer Daniels Midland is a producer of food and beverage ingredients, and other products made from a variety of agricultural products. Co.'s segments are: Origination, which buys, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural commodities and resells these commodities as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry; Oilseeds, which is engaged in the origination, merchandising, crushing, and further processing of oilseeds into vegetable oils and protein meals; Carbohydrate Solutions, which is engaged in corn and wheat wet and dry milling and other activities; and Nutrition, which manufactures, sells, and distributes specialty products. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ADM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ADM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ADM 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 ADM by allowing them to research ADM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.