| Alphabet is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in its primary business, Google, which comprises of Google Services and Google Cloud segments. Google Services' main products and platforms include Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. Co. also provides advertisers with tools that help them attribute and measure their advertising campaigns. Google Cloud invests in infrastructure, security, data management, analytics and artificial intelligence. Co.'s Other Bets engages in the sales of internet and TV services through Access, as well as licensing and research and development services through Verily. We show 28 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GOOG's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Alphabet shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Alphabet 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 Alphabet by allowing them to research Alphabet shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.