| Procter & Gamble is focused on providing consumer packaged goods. Co.'s products are sold through mass merchandisers, e-commerce channels, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, wholesalers, and pharmacies, among others. Co.'s reportable segments are: Beauty, which includes hair care and skin and personal care products; Grooming, which includes grooming products and appliances; Health Care, which includes oral care and personal health care products; Fabric and Home Care, which includes fabric care and home care products; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care, which includes baby care, feminine care and family care products We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of PG's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of PG shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like PG 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 PG by allowing them to research PG shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.