| General Electric is a technology industrial company. Co.'s segments include: Power, which serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers with products and services related to energy production; Renewable Energy, which provides wind, blades, hydro, storage, solar and grid solutions, hybrid renewables, and digital services; Aviation, which designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, engine components, electric power and mechanical aircraft systems; Healthcare, which provides healthcare technologies; and Capital, which provides financial products and services that build on Co.'s industry capabilities in aviation, power, renewables and other activities. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GE's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of GE shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like GE 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 GE by allowing them to research GE shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.