| Vanguard Intermediate Term Bond (the Fund) is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with an intermediate-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund is designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 5-10 Year Government/ Credit Bond Index. It invests by sampling the index, meaning that it holds a range of securities that approximate the full index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. The fund invests at least 80% of assets in bonds held in the index. As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's investments portfolio was valued at $14,366,065,000. We show 6 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BIV's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BIV shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BIV 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 BIV by allowing them to research BIV shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.