| SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense is an open-end investment management company. The Fund's investment objective is to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of an index that tracks the performance of multinational blue-chip issuers. In seeking this objective, the Fund uses a replication strategy. As of June 30 2015, the Fund's total assets and investment porfolio totaled $185,340,525 and $185,241,159, respectively. We show 9 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of XAR's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of XAR shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like XAR 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 XAR by allowing them to research XAR shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.