| Boston Scientific develops, manufactures and markets medical devices. Co.'s Medical Surgical segment consist of: Endoscopy, which develops and manufactures devices to diagnose and treat a range of gastrointestinal and pulmonary conditions; and Urology and Pelvic Health, which develops and manufactures devices to treat various urological and pelvic conditions. Co.'s Rhythm and Neuro segment includes: Cardiac Rhythm Management, which develops and manufactures implantable devices to treat cardiac abnormalities; and Electrophysiology, which develops and manufactures medical technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of rate and rhythm disorders of the heart. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BSX shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BSX market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BSX market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BSX'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 BSX versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BSX 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 BSX can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BSX by allowing them to research the BSX market cap history.