| Cathay General Bancorp is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Cathay Bank (the Bank), Co. accepts checking, savings, and time deposits, and makes commercial, real estate, personal, home improvement, and other installment and term loans. The Bank also provides letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler's checks, safe deposit, night deposit, Social Security payment deposit, collection, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking services, and other customary banking services. The Bank primarily services individuals, personnel, and small to medium-sized businesses in the local markets. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CATY's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of CATY shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CATY 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 CATY by allowing them to research CATY shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.