| Alaska Air Group operates two airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon). Co. also includes McGee Air Services, an aviation services provider. Co. has three operating segments: Mainline, which includes scheduled air transportation on Alaska's Boeing and Airbus jet aircraft for passengers and cargo throughout the U.S., and in parts of Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize; Regional, which includes Horizon's and other third-party carriers' scheduled air transportation for passengers across a shorter distance network within the U.S. and Canada under capacity purchase agreements (CPA); and Horizon, which includes the capacity sold to Alaska under a CPA. We show 59 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.