| Fortive designs, develops, services, manufactures and markets professional and engineered products, software and services. Co.'s segments are: Intelligent Operating Solutions, which provides a range of instrumentation, sensors, software, and services to address workflows for its customers; Precision Technologies, which provides its customers with electrical test and measurement instruments and services, energetic material devices, and a portfolio of sensor and control system solutions; and Advanced Healthcare Solutions, which provides instrument tracking, cell therapy equipment design and manufacturing, biomedical test tools, radiation safety monitoring, and asset management. We show 25 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FTV shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FTV market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing FTV market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing FTV'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 FTV versus a peer is one thing; comparing
FTV 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 FTV can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching FTV by allowing them to research the FTV market cap history.