| McKesson is engaged in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. Co.'s segments include: U.S. Pharmaceutical, which distributes branded, generic, specialty, biosimilar and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs; International, which provides distribution and services to wholesale, institutional, and retail customers; Medical-Surgical Solutions, which provides medical-surgical supply distribution, logistics, and other services to healthcare providers; and Prescription Technology Solutions, which brings together CoverMyMeds, RelayHealth, RxCrossroads, and McKesson Prescription Automation. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MCK shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MCK market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MCK market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MCK'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 MCK versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MCK 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 MCK can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MCK by allowing them to research the MCK market cap history.