| Bio-Rad Laboratories is a manufacturer and distributor of its own life science research and clinical diagnostics products. Co. manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. Co. operates in two segments: Life Science, which develops, manufactures and markets a portfolio of various products; and Clinical Diagnostics, which designs, manufactures, markets and supports test systems, informatics systems, test kits and quality controls that serve clinical laboratories in the diagnostics market. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BIO's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BIO shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BIO 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 BIO by allowing them to research BIO shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.