| Mastercard is a technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, digital partners, businesses and other organizations by enabling electronic payments instead of cash and checks. Co.'s payment products and applications include: consumer payment products, which includes consumer credit, consumer debit and prepaid; and new payment flows, which includes disbursements and remittances, commercial point of sale, business-to-business accounts payable and consumer bill payments. Co.'s services include: cyber and intelligence solutions, which prevents, detects and responds to fraud and cyber-attacks; data and services solutions; and processing and gateway. We show 60 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.