| The Gap is a collection of lifestyle brands providing apparel, accessories, and personal care products for women, men, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands. Co. is an omni-channel retailer, with sales to customers both in stores and online, through Co.-operated and franchise stores, Co.-owned websites, and third-party arrangements. Co. has Co.-operated stores in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Italy, China, Taiwan, and Mexico. Co. also has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta stores throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GPS's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of GPS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like GPS 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 GPS by allowing them to research GPS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.