| Western Digital is a developer, manufacturer, and provider of data storage devices and solutions. Co.'s portfolio are: Cloud, which provides an array of enterprise hard disk drives (HDD) and enterprise solid state drives (SSD), and platforms; Client, which provides an array of flash and hard drive solutions across personal computer, mobile, gaming consoles, automotive, virtual reality headsets, at-home entertainment, and industrial spaces; and Consumer, which provides a portfolio of HDD and SSD embedded into external storage products and removable Flash, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives and wireless drives, through its retail and channel routes to market. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of WDC's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of WDC shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like WDC 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 WDC by allowing them to research WDC shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.