| Fred's is primarily engaged in the sale of general merchandise through its retail stores and pharmacies. In addition, Co. sells general merchandise to its franchisees. Co. has retail stores, pharmacies and franchised stores located mainly in the Southeastern U.S. Co.'s Brand products include health, beauty and personal care products, household cleaning supplies, disposable diapers, pet foods, paper products and a variety of general merchandise, food and beverage products. Co.'s stores serve low, middle and fixed income families located in small- to medium- sized towns. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FRED shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FRED market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing FRED market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing FRED'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 FRED versus a peer is one thing; comparing
FRED 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 FRED can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching FRED by allowing them to research the FRED market cap history.