| International Business Machines provides integrated solutions and products that utilize data, information technology and business processes. Co.'s business segments, include: Cognitive Solutions, comprises a portfolio that assist clients to identify insights and inform decision-making; Global Business Services, which provides consulting, application management and business process services; Technology Services & Cloud Platforms, which provides infrastructure, technical support and integration software services; Systems, which provides infrastructure platforms to clients; and Global Financing, which encompasses of two primary businesses: financing and remanufacturing and remarketing. We show 39 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of IBM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of IBM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like IBM 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 IBM by allowing them to research IBM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.