| Johnson & Johnson is a holding company engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the health care field. Co. has three business segments: Consumer, which includes a range of products focused on personal healthcare used in the beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, baby care, oral care, women's health and wound care markets; Pharmaceutical, which is focused on six therapeutic areas: immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolism and pulmonary hypertension; and Medical Devices, which includes products used in the orthopaedic, surgery, interventional solutions, and eye health fields. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of JNJ's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of JNJ shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like JNJ 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 JNJ by allowing them to research JNJ shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.