| The Home Depot is a home improvement retailer. Co. provides its customers an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and decor products and provides a number of services, including home improvement installation services and tool and equipment rental. Co. also maintains a network of distribution and fulfillment centers, as well as a number of e-commerce websites. Co. provides a number of services for its customers, including installation services for its Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-For-Me customers. Co. also provides tool and equipment rentals at several locations across the U.S. and Canada. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HD's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HD shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HD 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 HD by allowing them to research HD shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.