| Western Digital develops, manufactures, and provides data storage devices and solutions. Co.'s technology and products portfolio address the following markets: Client Devices, which consist of hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) desktop and notebook PCs, smart video systems, gaming consoles and set top boxes, as well as flash-based embedded storage products; Data Center Devices and Solutions, which consist of a range of enterprise HDDs and enterprise SSDs, and platforms; and Client Solutions, which consist of HDDs and SSDs embedded into external storage products and removable flash-based products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives and wireless drives. We show 48 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.