| Walt Disney is an entertainment company. Co. has four businesses segments: Media Networks, which includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations; Parks and Resorts, which owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Resort and Spa and among others; Studio Entertainment, which produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, musical recordings and live stage plays; and Consumer Products and Interactive Media, which licenses Co.'s trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of DIS's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Walt Disney shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Walt Disney 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 Walt Disney by allowing them to research Walt Disney shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.