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Definition of

weighted average number of shares outstanding

Stockholding & Investments

figure used for calculating earnings per share the number of shares of common stock at the beginning of a period, adjusted for shares canceled, bought back, or issued during the period, multiplied by a time-weighting factor. This number is used in the calculation of earnings per share.

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Definitions of ’weighted average number of shares outstanding’ and meaning of ’weighted average number of shares outstanding’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’weighted average number of shares outstanding’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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