| NL Industries is a holding company. Co. operates in the component products industry through its majority-owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc. (CompX). Co. operates in the chemicals industry through its noncontrolling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos). Through CompX, Co. manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in a variety of applications including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. Kronos is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments, a base industrial product used in a range of applications. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of NL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of NL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like NL 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 NL by allowing them to research NL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.