| Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Index (the index). To pursue this investment objective, the Fund seeks to match the price and yield performance of the index by generally investing in a representative sample of securities. As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's total assets were $519,211,943 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $446,008,825. We show 297 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of SCHM's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of SCHM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like SCHM 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 SCHM by allowing them to research SCHM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.