| CSX is a transportation company. Co. provides rail-based freight transportation services including rail service, the transport of intermodal containers and trailers, as well as other transportation services such as rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations. Co.'s principal operating subsidiary, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), provides a link to the transportation supply chain through its rail network, which serves main population centers in various states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. CXST is also responsible for Co.'s real estate sales, leasing, acquisition and management and development activities. We show 60 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CSX's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of CSX shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CSX 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 CSX by allowing them to research CSX shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.