| The Alerian MLP ETF is an open-end investment management company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (the "Index"). The Index is a rules based, modified capitalization weighted, float adjusted index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the United States energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnership asset class. As of Nov 30 2012, the Fund's total assets and investment portfolio totaled $4,670,291,927 and $4,639,765,994, respectively. We show 267 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AMLP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AMLP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AMLP 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 AMLP by allowing them to research AMLP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.