| Everest Re Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co.'s principal business is the underwriting of reinsurance and insurance in the U.S., Bermuda and international markets. Co. underwrites reinsurance both through brokers and directly with ceding companies. Co. underwrites insurance principally through brokers, surplus lines brokers and general agent relationships. Co. operates in the following segments: Reinsurance, which is written within U.S. Reinsurance market, International Reinsurance market, and Bermuda Reinsurance market; and Insurance, which writes property and casualty insurance through general agents, wholesale and retail brokers and surplus lines brokers. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of RE's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of RE shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like RE 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 RE by allowing them to research RE shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.