| Graco is a manufacturing company. Co. designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. Co. classifies its business into three segments: Industrial, which includes its Industrial Products and Applied Fluid Technologies divisions and markets equipment and solutions for moving and applying paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives and other fluids; Process, which includes its Process, Oil and Natural Gas, and Lubrication divisions and markets pumps, valves, meters and accessories; and Contractor, which markets sprayers for architectural coatings for painting, corrosion control, texture and line striping. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GGG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GGG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GGG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GGG'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 GGG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GGG 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 GGG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GGG by allowing them to research the GGG market cap history.