| AT&T is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of telecommunications, media and technology services globally. Co. has three reportable segments: Communications, which provides wireless and wireline telecom, video and broadband services to consumers; WarnerMedia, which is comprised of media and entertainment company that develops, produces and acquires feature films, television, gaming and other content for monetization in various media outlets including theatrical, its own and third-party basic and premium pay television, free-to-air television, direct-to-consumer services and physical / digital retail; and Latin America, which provides wireless services in Mexico. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of T's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of T shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like T 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 T by allowing them to research T shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.