| The Hershey produces chocolate and snack as well as engages in chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. Co.'s segments are: North America Confectionery, which includes chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery, gum and refreshment products, protein bars, spreads, snack bites and mixes, pantry and food service lines; North America Salty Snacks, which includes ready-to-eat popcorn, baked and trans fat free snacks, pretzels and other snacks; and International, which has operations and manufactures product in Mexico, Brazil, India and Malaysia, and also distributes and sells confectionery products in export markets of Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HSY's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HSY shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HSY 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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