| Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is a global life sciences company that provides vital information to help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and patients make decisions. Co. reports its business in two segments, LabCorp Diagnostics (Dx) and Labcorp Drug Development (DD). Dx is an independent clinical laboratory business. Co. provides a menu of frequently requested primary testing and specialty testing through a network of primary and specialty laboratories across the U.S. DD provides end-to-end drug development, medical device and companion diagnostic development solutions from early-stage research to clinical development and commercial market access. We show 57 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of LH's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of LH shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like LH 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 LH by allowing them to research LH shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.