| HP is a provider of personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions and services. Co.'s segments are: Personal Systems, which provides commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support and services; Printing, which provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions and services, as well as scanning devices; and Corporate Investments, which includes HP Labs and certain business incubation and investment projects. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HPQ's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HP 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 HP by allowing them to research HP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.