| Verisign is a provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enabling internet navigation for domain names. Co. enables the security, stability, and resiliency of main internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. Co. operates the authoritative directory of and/or the back-end systems for all .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .gov, .jobs, .edu and .name domain names, among others. Co. also provides internationalized domain name services. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of VRSN's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of VRSN shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like VRSN 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 VRSN by allowing them to research VRSN shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.