| Alaska Air Group is a holding company. Co.'s Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. subsidiaries operate fleets of passenger jets (mainline operations). Alaska also contracts with Co.'s Horizon Air Industries, Inc (Horizon) subsidiary, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. and Peninsula Airways, Inc. for regional capacity. Horizon operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft and sells its capacity to Alaska under a capacity purchase arrangement. Co.'s mainline operations provide passenger service from the western U.S. throughout the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica; and regional operations carry passengers primarily in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. We show 39 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ALK's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ALK shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ALK 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 ALK by allowing them to research ALK shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.