| Alcon is an eye care company. Co. researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells a suite of eye care products within two primary businesses: Surgical and Vision Care. Co.'s Surgical business is focused on ophthalmic products for cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, refractive laser surgery and glaucoma surgery. Co.'s Vision Care business comprises daily disposable, reusable and color-enhancing contact lenses and a portfolio of ocular health products, including devices and over-the-counter products for dry eye, over-the-counter products for contact lens care and ocular allergies, as well as ocular vitamins and redness relievers. We show 3 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ALC's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ALC shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ALC 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 ALC by allowing them to research ALC shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.