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The initial raising of capital by putting a company's stocks on offer to the public. The total number of outstanding shares available to the public for buying.

Additional Comments:

This is the number of freely traded shares in the hands of the public.

Float is calculated as Shares Outstanding minus Shares Owned by Insiders, 5% Owners, and Rule 144 Shares.

Related Terms:

The difference between the bid price and the ask price (buy price and sell price) ...

Bankrupt Shell
A public shell that has been created either through issuance of shares following a bankruptcy (these ...

Reverse Stock Split
A reverse stock split is defined by the SEC as a transaction that reduces the number ...

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