| The Charles Schwab is a savings and loan holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. engages in wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custody, and financial advisory services. Co.'s two segments are: Investor Services, which provides retail brokerage, investment advisory, and banking and trust services to individual investors, and retirement plan services, as well as other corporate brokerage services to businesses; and Advisor Services, which provides custodial, trading, banking and trust, and support services, as well as retirement business services, to independent registered investment advisors, independent retirement advisors, and recordkeepers. We show 52 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SCHW shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SCHW market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SCHW market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SCHW'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 SCHW versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SCHW 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 SCHW can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SCHW by allowing them to research the SCHW market cap history.