| Big Lots is a discount retailer. Co.'s primary merchandising categories include Furniture (upholstery, mattress, and case goods departments), Seasonal (Christmas trim, lawn and garden, and summer departments), Soft Home (fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, home organization, and frames departments), Food (beverage and grocery, candy and snacks departments), Consumables (health, beauty and cosmetics, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments), Hard Home (small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments), and Electronics, Toys, and Accessories (electronics, toys, jewelry, and hosiery departments). We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BIG's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BIG shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BIG 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 BIG by allowing them to research BIG shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.