| Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond Index (the Fund) is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a long-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund is designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Long Government Float Adjusted Index. It invests by sampling the index. All of the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index. As of Aug 31 2013, the Fund's investments portfolio was valued at $106,333,000. We show 9 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of VGLT's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of VGLT shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like VGLT 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 VGLT by allowing them to research VGLT shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.