| Colgate-Palmolive manufactures and markets a variety of products in the U.S. and around the world. Co. has two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Co.'s Oral, Personal and Home Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, pharmaceutical products, bar soaps and others. Through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment (Hill's), Co. engages in specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. Hill's markets pet foods under two brands: Hill's Science Diet, which is a range of products for everyday nutritional needs; and Hill's Prescription Diet, which is a range of therapeutic products to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CL's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of CL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CL 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 CL by allowing them to research CL shares outstanding history
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