| The iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of global equities of companies primarily engaged in the business of gold mining, as represented by the MSCI ACWI Select Gold Miners Investable Market Index (the “Index”). The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. As of Aug 31 2016, the Fund's total assets were $280,531,108 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $268,720,664. We show 8 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of RING's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of RING shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like RING 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 RING by allowing them to research RING shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.