| HCA Healthcare is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, Co. owns and operates hospitals and related health care entities. Most of Co.'s general, acute care hospitals provide medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic services and emergency services. The general, acute care hospitals also provide outpatient services such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology and physical therapy. Co.'s psychiatric hospitals provide therapeutic programs including child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HCA's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HCA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HCA 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 HCA by allowing them to research HCA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.