| PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolio is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the FTSE RAFI U.S. 1500 Small-Mid Index (the Index). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index comprises approximately 1,485 United States stocks. The Index is designed to track the performance of small and medium-sized United States companies. As of Apr 30 2013, the Fund had total assets of $603,714,913 and a total investment portfolio of $602,991,581. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of PRFZ's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of PRFZ shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like PRFZ 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 PRFZ by allowing them to research PRFZ shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.