| Dow is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. delivers a range of science-based products and solutions for its customers. Co.'s operating segments are: Packaging and Specialty Plastics, which focuses on polyolefin product portfolio to deliver plastics to customers; Industrial Intermediates and Infrastructure, which develops intermediate chemicals that are essential to manufacturing processes, as well as downstream, customized materials and formulations that use development technologies; and Performance Materials and Coatings, which franchises that deliver an array of solutions into consumer and infrastructure end-market. We show 5 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DOW shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DOW market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Dow market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Dow'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 Dow versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Dow 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 Dow can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Dow by allowing them to research the Dow market cap history.