| Market Vectors Coal ETF is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to replicate as closely as possible the price and yield return performance of the Stowe Coal Index (COAL or the Index) by investing in a portfolio of securities that generally replicates COAL. COAL, calculated and maintained by Standard & Poor's Custom Indices on behalf of Stowe Global Indexes LLC, is a rules-based, modified capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted index consisting of publicly traded companies worldwide that are engaged in the coal industry. As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's total assets were $196,437,104 and its investment portfolio was valued at $154,969,014. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of KOL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of KOL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like KOL 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 KOL by allowing them to research KOL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.