| Becton, Dickinson and Company is a medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of a range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. Co.'s operations consist of three business segments: BD Medical, which produces an array of medical technologies and devices that are used to help improve healthcare delivery in a range of settings; BD Life Sciences, which provides products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostics specimens, and instruments and reagent systems; and BD Interventional, which provides vascular, urology, oncology and surgical products. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BDX's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BDX shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BDX 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 BDX by allowing them to research BDX shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.