| Arch Coal is a coal producer. Co.'s main business is the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the U.S., for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the U.S. and around the world. Co.'s segments are based on two lines of business, metallurgical coal and thermal coal, and may include a number of mine complexes. Co.'s segments are: the Powder River Basin, containing primary thermal operations in Wyoming; the Metallurgical, containing metallurgical operations in West Virginia; and the Other Thermal, containing supplementary thermal operations in Colorado, Illinois, and the Coal Mac thermal operation in West Virginia. We show 9 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ARCH's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ARCH shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ARCH 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.
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