| Hormel Foods is engaged in the production of a variety of meat and food products and the marketing of those products throughout the U.S. and internationally. The meat products are sold fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned. Co.'s business is reported in four segments: Grocery Products, which processes, markets, and sells shelf-stable food products; Refrigerated Foods, which processes, markets, and sells pork, beef, chicken, and turkey products for retail, foodservice, deli, and commercial customers; Jennie-O Turkey Store, which processes, markets, and sells turkey products; and International and Other, which manufactures, markets, and sells Co.'s products internationally. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HRL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HRL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HRL 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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