| American Water Works is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a water and wastewater utility company. 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 segments include Homeowner Services Group, which provides warranty protection programs to residential and commercial customers; Military Services Group, which provides water and wastewater services on military installations; and its Keystone Clearwater Solutions, LLC subsidiary, which provides water transfer services for shale natural gas exploration and production companies. We show 40 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.