| Packaging Corp of America is a producer of containerboard products and a producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. Co. has the following reportable segments: Packaging and Paper. In its Packaging segment, Co.'s containerboard mills produce linerboard and corrugating medium that are papers primarily used in the production of corrugated products, as well as its corrugated products manufacturing plants produce a variety of corrugated packaging products. In its Paper segment, Co. manufactures and sells papers, including both commodity and specialty papers, which may have custom or specialized features such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. We show 57 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of PKG's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of PKG shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like PKG 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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