| International Business Machines provides integrated solutions and products that utilize data, information technology, capability in industries and business processes. Co. has five segments: Cloud and Cognitive Software, which provides a range of software offerings; Global Business Services, which provides consulting, systems integration, application management and business process outsourcing services; Global Technology Services, which provides project services, managed and outsourcing services, cloud-delivered services, and technical and IT support services; Systems, which provides technology and service; and Global Financing, which provides client financing, among others. We show 43 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.