| Procter & Gamble provides consumer packaged goods. Co.'s products are sold through mass merchandisers, e-commerce, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, wholesalers, beauty stores, pharmacies, electronics stores and other channels. Co.'s segments include: Beauty, which includes hair care and skin and personal care products; Grooming, which includes shave care 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 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of PG's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Procter and Gamble shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Procter and Gamble 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 Procter and Gamble by allowing them to research Procter and Gamble shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.