| Danaher designs, manufactures and markets medical, industrial and commercial products and services, Co. has four segments: Life Sciences, which provides research tools to study the basic building blocks of life, including genes and proteins; Diagnostics, which provides analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services to hospitals, physicians' offices, and reference laboratories; Dental, which provides products that are used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums and supporting bone; and Environmental and Applied Solutions, which provides products and services that help protect resources and keep global food and water supplies safe. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of DHR's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of DHR shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like DHR 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 DHR by allowing them to research DHR shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.