| Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and hardware at its stores and on its websites. Co.'s segments include: Sears Hometown, where Hometown stores are designed to provide its customers with in-store and online access to a selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods, and household goods, depending on the particular store; and Sears Outlet, where Outlet stores are designed to provide in-store and online access to purchase new, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked, and scratched and dented products. We show 32 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SHOS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SHOS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SHOS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SHOS'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 SHOS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SHOS 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 SHOS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SHOS by allowing them to research the SHOS market cap history.