Add together the numbers of preferred and common shares outstanding, and subtract the number of treasury shares. The result is the total number of shares outstanding.
“Issued and outstanding” means the number of shares actually issued by the company to shareholders. For example, your company may have “authorized” 10 million shares to be issued, but may have only “issued” 6 million of them, meaning there are another 4 million shares that are authorized to be issued at a later time.
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.
Note: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s founder and CEO, currently holds 22.27% of the company’s shares outstanding.
The number of outstanding shares, however, can never be more than the number of issued shares. After a company has bought back investor’s stocks, the shares that have been purchased will not be considered outstanding shares, although they are still issued shares.
What Are Shares Outstanding? Shares outstanding refer to a company’s stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company’s officers and insiders.
The number of shares outstanding for a company is equal to the number of shares issued minus the number of shares held in the company’s treasury. If a company buys back its own stock, those repurchased shares are called treasury stock.
The key difference between issued vs outstanding shares is that Issue shares is the total shares that are issued by the company to raise the funds. Whereas, outstanding shares are the shares available with the shareholders at the given point of time after excluding the shares which are bought back.
|Avg Vol (3 month) 3||75.36M|
|Shares Outstanding 5||16.53B|
|Implied Shares Outstanding 6||N/A|
|% Held by Insiders 1||0.07%|
What is Warren Buffett investing in today?
Top stocks that Warren Buffett owns by size
|Stock||Number of Shares Owned||Value of Stake|
|Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)||907,559,761||$130.6 billion|
|Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)||1,032,852,006||$44.7 billion|
|American Express (NYSE:AXP)||151,610,700||$27 billion|
|Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)||400,000,000||$21.6 billion|
What is the highest stock price ever recorded?
The Highest Stock Price of All-Time
The record holder for the highest stock price in American history is Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK. A) at $347,400 per share. This happened during trading on January 17, 2020 before the stock closed that day at $344,970. It was a monumental day for Warren Buffett.