| AutoNation, through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer. Co. provides a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, which includes automotive repair and maintenance services as well as wholesale parts and collision businesses, and automotive finance and insurance products, which include vehicle service and other protection products, as well as the arranging of financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. Co. owns and operates new vehicle franchises from stores located in the U.S., mainly in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. Co.'s reportable segments are: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AN's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AN shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AN 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 AN by allowing them to research AN shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.