| Applied Materials is engaged in providing manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display and related industries. Co.'s customers include manufacturers of semiconductor chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. These customers may use what they manufacture in their own end products or sell the items to other companies for use in electronic components. Co. operates in three reportable segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. Co's services and products under its Applied Global Services segment include certified services, fab consulting, parts programs, and subfab equipment. We show 35 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AMAT's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AMAT shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AMAT 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 AMAT by allowing them to research AMAT shares outstanding history
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