| Canadian Pacific Railway, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a transcontinental freight railway in Canada and the U.S. Co. operates in only one operating segment: rail transportation. Co. transports bulk commodities, which include grain, coal, potash, and fertilizers and sulphur; merchandise freight, which consists of industrial and consumer products, such as energy, chemicals and plastics, metals, minerals and consumer products, automotive and forest products; and intermodal traffic, which consists of retail goods in overseas containers that can be transported by train, ship and truck and in domestic containers and trailers that can be moved by train and truck. We show 30 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CP 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 CP by allowing them to research CP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.