| Acacia Research invests in intellectual property (IP) and related absolute return assets and engages in the licensing and enforcement of patented technologies. Co.'s operating subsidiaries own or control the rights to multiple patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in a variety of industries. Co. focuses on the granting of IP rights for the use of patented technologies that its operating subsidiaries control or own. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ACTG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ACTG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ACTG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ACTG's market cap history versus its peers.
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,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of ACTG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ACTG market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like ACTG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ACTG by allowing them to research the ACTG market cap history.