| W.W. Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products and services with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the U.K. Co.'s product offering is grouped under several categories, including safety and security, material handling and storage, pumps and plumbing equipment, cleaning and maintenance, metalworking and hand tools. Co.'s two reportable segments are High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment. Co.'s High-Touch Solutions N.A. segment provides MRO solutions. Co.'s Endless Assortment segment provides an online platform with one-stop shopping for various products. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GWW's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of GWW shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like GWW 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.
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