| Wells Fargo & Company is a financial holding company and a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance. Co. provides consumer financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and auto, mortgage and home equity, and small business lending, as well as financial planning, private banking, investment management, and fiduciary services. Co. also provides financial solutions including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, trade financing, treasury management, and investment banking services. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of WFC's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of WFC shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like WFC 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 WFC by allowing them to research WFC shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.