| iShares CMBS is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Barclays U.S. CMBS (ERISA Only) Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of ERISA eligible investment-grade commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. As of Oct 31 2015, the Fund's total assets were $172,395,670 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $170,675,031. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CMBS's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CMBS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CMBS 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 CMBS by allowing them to research CMBS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.