| Big Lots, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a discount retailer. Co. manages its business on the basis of one segment: discount retailing. Co. has the following merchandising categories: Furniture, which includes upholstery, mattress, case goods, and ready-to-assemble departments; Seasonal, which includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; Soft Home, which includes fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, home organization, area rugs, home decor, and frames departments; Food; Consumables; Hard Home; and Electronics, Toys, and Accessories. We show 46 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.