| Sherwin-Williams is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to industrial, commercial and retail customers. Co.'s segments are: The Americas Group, which markets and sells Sherwin-Williams® and other controlled brand architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, OEM product finishes and related products; Consumer Brands Group, which supplies architectural paints, stains, varnishes, and industrial products, among others; and Performance Coatings Group, which develops and sells industrial coatings, automotive refinish, protective and marine coatings, coil coatings, packaging coatings and resins and colorants. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of SHW's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of SHW shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like SHW 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 SHW by allowing them to research SHW shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.