| United Parcel Service is a package delivery company and a provider of global supply chain management solutions. Co.'s services include transportation and delivery, distribution, contract logistics, ocean freight, air freight, customs brokerage and insurance. Co. has two reporting segments: U.S. Domestic Package and International Package (collectively, global small package). Co.'s global small package operations provide time-definite delivery services for express letters, documents, packages and palletized freight via air and ground services. These services are supported by various shipping, visibility and billing technologies. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of UPS's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of UPS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like UPS 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 UPS by allowing them to research UPS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.