| Bio-Rad Laboratories is a manufacturer and distributor of its own life science research and clinical diagnostics products. Co.'s business is organized into two reportable segments: Life Science, which develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research; and Clinical Diagnostics, which develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and quality controls for the healthcare market. Co. sells its products and services to a client base comprised of scientific research, healthcare, education and government customers. We show 48 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.