| STERIS is a provider of products and services which focused on infection prevention. Co.'s business segments are: Healthcare, which provides infection prevention and procedural products and services, including consumable products and equipment maintenance and installation services; Applied Sterilization Technologies, which provides contract sterilization and testing services for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers; Life Sciences, which provides consumable products, equipment maintenance, other services and capital equipment; and Dental, which provides instruments, infection prevention consumables and instrument management systems dental practitioners and dental schools. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of STE's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of STERIS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like STERIS 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.
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