| Legg Mason is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an asset management company that provides investment management and related products and services. Co.'s investment advisory services include discretionary and non-discretionary management of separate investment accounts for institutional and individual investors. Co.'s investment products include proprietary mutual funds ranging from money market and other liquidity products to fixed income, equity and alternative funds managed in various investment styles. Co. also provides other domestic and offshore funds to both retail and institutional investors, privately placed real estate funds, hedge funds, and funds-of-hedge funds. We show 43 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of LM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of LM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like LM 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 LM by allowing them to research LM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.