| Cardinal Health is a healthcare services and products company providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, physician offices and patients in the home. Co. manages its business in two segments: Pharmaceutical and Medical. Co.'s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products in the U.S. Co.'s Medical segment manufactures, sources and distributes Cardinal Health branded medical, surgical and laboratory products, which are sold in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and other markets. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CAH's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of CAH shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CAH 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 CAH by allowing them to research CAH shares outstanding history
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