| FirstEnergy is a public utility holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in the transmission, distribution and generation of electricity. Co.'s segments include: Regulated Distribution, which distributes electricity through its utility operating companies (including Ohio Edison Company, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, The Toledo Edison Company, Pennsylvania Power Company and Jersey Central Power & Light Company); and Regulated Transmission, which provides transmission infrastructure owned and operated by the Transmission Companies and certain of Co.'s utilities to transmit electricity from generation sources to distribution facilities. We show 54 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of FE's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of FE shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like FE 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 FE by allowing them to research FE shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.