| Cowen is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a financial services firm. Co. provides investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, securities financing, commission management services and investment management through its two business segments: the Operating Company, which consists of the Cowen Investment Management division, the Investment Banking division, the Markets division (which includes sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, and commission management services) and the Research division; and the Asset Company, which consists of its private investments, private real estate investments and other investment strategies. We show 29 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of COWN's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of COWN shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like COWN 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 COWN by allowing them to research COWN shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.