| Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat Research is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track (before fees and expenses) the Morningstar ® Wide Moat Focus Indexsm. The Fund uses a "passive" or index approach to achieve its investment objective by investing in a portfolio of securities that generally replicates the Funds' index. As of Sept 30 2013, the Fund's total assets were $365,175,311 and its investment portfolio was valued at $364,852,157. We show 246 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MOAT's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MOAT shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MOAT 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 MOAT by allowing them to research MOAT shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.