| FlexShares® Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund is an open-end managemnt investment company. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Morningstar® Global Upstream Natural Resources IndexSM (the “Underlying Index”). The Underlying Index reflects the performance of equity securities that are traded in or are issued by companies domiciled in global developed or emerging markets, as determined by Morningstar, Inc pursuant to its index methodology. As of Oct 31 2013, the Fund's total assets were $2,771,407,314 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $2,753,318,594. We show 11 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of QDEF's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of QDEF shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like QDEF 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 QDEF by allowing them to research QDEF shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.