| Arch Coal is a coal producer and a producer of metallurgical coal. Co. sells substantially all of its coal to steel mills, power plants and industrial facilities. Co.'s reportable business segments are based on two lines of business, metallurgical coal and thermal coal, and may include a number of mine complexes. Co.'s reportable segments are the Powder River Basin segment containing Co.'s primary thermal operations in Wyoming; the Metallurgical segment, containing Co.'s metallurgical operations in West Virginia; and the Other Thermal segment containing Co.'s supplementary thermal operations in Colorado. We show 20 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.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ARCH by allowing them to research ARCH shares outstanding history
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