| Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Co.'s solutions enabling consumers to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. Co. provides a range of payment solutions and services using its brands, including Mastercard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®. Co. is a multi-rail network that provides customers one partner to turn to for their domestic and cross-border payment needs. Co. has additional payment capabilities that include automated clearing house transactions. Co. also provides offerings such as cyber and intelligence products, information and analytics services, consulting, loyalty and reward programs and processing. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MA's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MA 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 MA by allowing them to research MA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.