| Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets products in a single business segment: human pharmaceutical products. Co.'s products include: diabetes products, oncology products, immunology products, neuroscience products and other therapies. Co.'s diabetes products include: Basaglar®, a long-acting human insulin analog for the treatment of diabetes; and Trajenta®, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Co.'s oncology products include: Alimta®, for treatment of patients with non-squamous cell histology and no epidermal growth factor receptor or anaplastic lymphoma kinase genomic tumor aberrations. We show 54 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of LLY's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of LLY shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like LLY 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.
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