| American Equity Investment Life Holding is a holding company. Co. is engaged in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. Co. issues fixed annuity products through its subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York and Eagle Life Insurance Company. Co.'s products include: Fixed Index Annuities, which allow policyholders to earn index credits based on the performance of a particular index without the risk of loss of their account value; and Fixed Rate Annuities, which include annual reset and multi-year rate guaranteed products, and also sell single premium immediate annuities. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AEL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AEL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AEL 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 AEL by allowing them to research AEL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.