| Ligand Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing or acquiring technologies that help pharmaceutical companies discover and develop medicines. Co. employs research technologies such as antibody discovery technologies, ion channel discovery technology, Pseudomonas fluorescens protein expression technology, formulation science and liver targeted pro-drug technologies to assist companies in their work toward securing prescription drug and biologic approvals. Co.'s collaboration partners and licensees have programs in clinical development targeting cancer, seizure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, muscle wasting, liver disease, and kidney disease, among others. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of LGND's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of LGND shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like LGND 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 LGND by allowing them to research LGND shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.