| The Boeing is an aerospace firm. Co. operates in four reportable segments: Commercial Airplanes, which develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft principally to the commercial airline industry; Defense, Space and Security, which engages in the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems; Global Services, which sustains aerospace platforms and systems with a range of products and services; and Boeing Capital, which seeks to ensure that Co.'s customers have the financing they need to buy and take delivery of their Boeing product, while managing overall financing exposure. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BA's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of BA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BA 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 BA by allowing them to research BA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.