| Peabody Energy is a producer of metallurgical and thermal coal. In addition to its mining operations, Co. markets and brokers coal from other coal producers, both as principal and agent, and trades coal and freight-related contracts. Co. operates primarily through the following reportable segments: Seaborne Thermal Mining, which consists of mines in New South Wales, Australia; Seaborne Metallurgical Mining, which consists of mines in Queensland, Australia, New South Wales, Australia and Alabama; Powder River Basin Mining, which consists of its mines in Wyoming; and Other U.S. Thermal Mining, which reflects the aggregation of its Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico and Colorado mining operations. We show 22 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BTU's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BTU shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BTU 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 BTU by allowing them to research BTU shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.