| Vanguard Total Bond Market (the Fund) is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the performance of a broad, market-weighted bond index. The fund is designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index. It invests by sampling the index, meaning that it holds a broadly diversified collection of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. The fund invests at least 80% of assets in bonds held in the index.Investor As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's investments portfolio was valued at $110,266,990,000. We show 6 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BND shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BND market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BND market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BND'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 BND versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BND 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 BND can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BND by allowing them to research the BND market cap history.