| American Water Works is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. Co. provides drinking water, wastewater and other related services to people in various states. Co.'s Regulated Businesses provide water and wastewater services to residential, commercial, industrial, public authority, fire service and sale for resale customers. Co.'s Market-Based Businesses provide complementary home services primarily to residential and smaller commercial customers and water and wastewater services to the United States government on military installations, as well as municipalities, utilities and industrial customers. We show 43 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AWK's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AWK shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AWK 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 AWK by allowing them to research AWK shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.