Shares outstanding is a term used to express how many shares a company has for sale. This information can be use to calculate what percentage of the company you own and market cap (which will be explained in a later post). If a company has 100 000 shares outstanding they literally have 100 000 shares on the market for sale. Shares outstanding is very simple information but it is an extremely important deciding factor when choosing wether or not to buy stocks from a company.
That’s all for now, Ben
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