| Hess is a global exploration and production company engaged in exploration, development, production, transportation, purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and natural gas with production operations located primarily in the U.S., Guyana, the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area, and Malaysia. Co.'s Midstream operating segment provides fee-based services, including gathering, compressing and processing natural gas and fractionating NGL; gathering, terminaling, loading and transporting crude oil and NGL; storing and terminaling propane, and water handling services primarily in the Bakken shale play in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HES's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HES shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HES 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 HES by allowing them to research HES shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.