| McCormick & Co. manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavor products to the food industry- retailers, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Co. also is partner in a number of joint ventures that are involved in the manufacture and sale of flavor products. Co. operates in the following business segments: Consumer, in which Co. markets its products to customers and supplies private label items, also known as store brands; and Flavor Solutions, which provides a range of flavor solutions including seasoning blends, spices and herbs, condiments, coating systems, and compound flavors. We show 54 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MKC's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of MKC shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MKC 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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