| General Electric is a technology industrial company. Co.'s segments include: Power, which serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers with products and services related to energy production; Renewable Energy, which engineers and manufactures energy equipment and projects, grid solutions and digital services; Aviation, which designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, digital components, electric power and mechanical aircraft systems; Healthcare, which provides healthcare technologies; and Capital, which provides financial products and services that build on Co.'s industry capabilities in aviation, power, renewables, healthcare and other activities. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GE shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GE market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GE market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GE'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 GE versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GE 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 GE can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GE by allowing them to research the GE market cap history.