| Amedisys is a healthcare services company focused on providing care in the home. Co.'s operations involve servicing patients across the United States through its operating divisions: home health, hospice and personal care. Co.'s Home Health segment provides healthcare to help its patients recover from surgery or illness, live with chronic diseases, and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions. Hospice care is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are dealing with a terminal illness such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's or cancer. Personal care provides assistance with the activities of daily living. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AMED shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AMED market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AMED market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AMED'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 AMED versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AMED 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 AMED can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AMED by allowing them to research the AMED market cap history.