| ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF (the "Fund") is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that track the performance of the Credit Suisse 130/30 Large Cap Index (the "Index"). As of May 31 2013, the Fund's total assets were $143,677,700 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $135,733,518. We show 331 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CSM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CSM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CSM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CSM'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 CSM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CSM 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 CSM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CSM by allowing them to research the CSM market cap history.