| United Parcel Service provides transportation services, primarily domestic and international letter and package delivery. Co.'s segments are: U.S. Domestic Package, which includes the time-definite delivery of letters, documents and packages throughout the U.S.; International Package, which includes delivery to several countries and territories worldwide, including shipments wholly outside the U.S., as well as shipments with either origin or destination outside the U.S.; Supply Chain and Freight, which includes Co.'s Forwarding, Logistics, Coyote, Marken, UPS Mail Innovations, UPS Freight and other aggregated business units. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our UPS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute UPS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing UPS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing UPS'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 UPS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
UPS 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 UPS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UPS by allowing them to research the UPS market cap history.