| BP is a global energy business with operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, Asia and Africa. Co. is engaged in: finding, developing and extracting oil and gas; transporting and trading products including oil, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, power and carbon products as well as derivatives and currencies; manufacturing and marketing fuels and products; generating renewable energy including biofuels, biopower,wind energy and solar energy; and venturing into high-tech companies for advancing the energy transition, advanced mobility, bio and low carbon products, carbon management, digital transformation and power and storage. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BP 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 BP by allowing them to research BP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.