| iShares S&P Asia 50 Index Fund is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P Asia 50 Index (the Index). The Index is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of the 50 companies from four Asian markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. As of Mar 31 2015, the Fund's total assets were $393,150,954 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $389,085,105. We show 180 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AIA's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AIA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AIA 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 AIA by allowing them to research AIA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.