| APA is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an energy company that explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Co.'s upstream business has exploration and production operations in three geographic areas: the U.S., Egypt, and offshore the U.K. in the North Sea. Co. also has exploration and appraisal operations ongoing in Suriname, as well as interests in other international locations. Co.'s midstream business is operated by its subsidiary, Altus Midstream Company, through its subsidiary, Altus Midstream LP (collectively, Altus). Altus owns, develops, and operates a midstream energy asset network in the Permian Basin of West Texas. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of APA's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of APA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like APA 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 APA by allowing them to research APA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.