| BlackRock is an investment management firm. Co. provides a range of investment management and technology services. Product offerings include single- and multi-asset portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments. Products are provided directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares® and BlackRock exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, collective trust funds and other pooled investment vehicles. Co. also provides technology services, including the investment and risk management technology platform, Aladdin®, Aladdin Wealth, eFront, and Cachematrix. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BLK's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of BLK shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BLK 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 BLK by allowing them to research BLK shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.