| SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap is an open-end investment management company. The Fund seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. The selection universe for the Index includes all the United States common equities listed on the New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ) Global Select Market, NASDAQ Select Market and NASDAQ Capital Market with market capitalizations between $250 million and $1.2 billion. As of June 30 2015, the Fund's total assets and investment portfolio totaled $477,872,611 and $472,454,626, respectively. We show 33 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of SLY's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of SLY shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like SLY 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 SLY by allowing them to research SLY shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.