| CBS is a mass media company. Co.'s segments include: Entertainment, which is composed of the CBS® Television Network, CBS Television Studios®, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Interactive, CBS Films®, CBS All Access®, and CBSN®; Cable Networks, which is composed of Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network®, and Smithsonian Networks, which operates Smithsonian Channel; Publishing, which is composed of Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster®, Pocket Books®, Scribner®, Gallery Books®, Touchstone® and Atria Books®; and Local Media, which is composed of CBS Television Stations and CBS Local Digital Media. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CBS's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CBS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CBS 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 CBS by allowing them to research CBS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.