| Hormel Foods is primarily engaged in the production of meat and food products and the marketing of those products throughout the U.S. and internationally. Co.'s segments are: Grocery Products, which consists of the processing, marketing, and sale of shelf-stable food products; Refrigerated Foods, which consists of the processing, marketing, and sale of branded and unbranded pork, beef, chicken, and turkey products; Jennie-O Turkey Store, which consists of the processing, marketing, and sale of branded and unbranded turkey products; and International and Other, which includes Hormel Foods International Corporation that manufactures, markets, and sells Co.'s products internationally. We show 49 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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