| Occidental Petroleum has three reporting segments: oil and gas, chemical and midstream and marketing. The oil and gas segment explores for, develops and produces oil (which includes condensate), natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas. The chemical segment primarily manufactures and markets basic chemicals and vinyls. The midstream and marketing segment purchases, markets, gathers, processes, transports and stores oil (which includes condensate), NGL, natural gas, carbon dioxide and power. The midstream and marketing segment also includes Co.'s low carbon ventures businesses, which primarily focus on developing carbon removal and carbon capture, utilization and storage projects. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of OXY's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of OXY shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like OXY 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 OXY by allowing them to research OXY shares outstanding history
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