| Legg Mason is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an asset management company that provides investment management and related products and services. Co.'s investment advisory services include discretionary and non-discretionary management of separate investment accounts for institutional and individual investors. Co.'s investment products include proprietary mutual funds ranging from money market and other liquidity products to fixed income, equity and alternative funds managed in various investment styles. Co. also provides other domestic and offshore funds to both retail and institutional investors, privately placed real estate funds, hedge funds, and funds-of-hedge funds. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our LM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute LM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing LM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing LM'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 LM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
LM 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 LM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching LM by allowing them to research the LM market cap history.