The number of shares of a security that are outstanding and available for trading by the public.
To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.
The number of shares outstanding minus what is owned by insiders and what the company is holding back (treasury stock).
The float is the number of shares held by the general public. The higher the float (public vs. outstanding) the less volatile the stock is considered. If the stock has a small float, a single, large transaction is likely to affect its price.
The total number of outstanding shares available for trading by the public.
The number of shares that are actively tradable in the market, excluding shares that are held by officers and major stakeholders that have agreements not to sell until someone else is offered the stock.
The shares normally traded by the public holders, as compared to the total outstanding.
a) In relation to currencies, the exposure of the currency to fluctuations in market forces rather than having a fixed value set by government; b) In relation to companies, the decision to put a company's shares on offer to the public (See also Initial Public Offering, Placement).
In banking, this refers to the time between the deposit of a check in the bank and the crediting of available funds to the depositor's account. This time difference creates float or short-term available funds to the bank. The term "floated shares" refers to the number of a company's outstanding shares that are available for sale to the public.
The interest rate received on short-term investments. Also, the number of securities that are in the public's possession. If NIMBY Incineration Inc. has 10,000,000 shares issued and 25% are in the hands of employees it is said that this float is 7,500,000 shares. You can deduct shares that are held by pensions, mutual funds and other large investors to arrive at a float.
In a public market context, the percentage of the company's shares that is in the hands of outside investors, as opposed to being held by corporate insiders.
the number of shares available for trading by the public, as opposed to those held closely by corporate insiders and other large investors. Companies with small floats tend to have more volatile stocks than those with large floats.
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The act of allowing an interest rate and discount points to fluctuate with changes in the market.
to issue shares in a company to the public.
allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
The number of a company's shares which are available for trading.
The part of a company's outstanding shares held by the investing public, not by insiders.
The number of a company's outstanding shares that are in the hands of public investors, as opposed to company officers, directors, or controlling-interest investors.
Where a company's shares are made available to the public generally.
The total number of shares in circulation which are held by the general public is called the float as opposed to the total number of shares. The float consists of the company's shares held by the general public.
The number of company shares actually available for purchase by public on open markets.
The number of shares of stock actively traded over a specified period of time.
Term given to the commencement or listing of a new company on the stock market.
The shares of a particular company available in the market to be bought and sold.
When a company is publicly traded, a distinction is made between the total number of shares outstanding and the number of shares in circulation, referred to as the float. The float consists of the company's shares held by the general public. For example, if a company offers 2 million shares to the public in an IPO and has 20 million shares outstanding, its float is 2 million shares.
The number of shares outstanding for a particular common stock.
The total number of outstanding shares of a company available in the stock market. For example, a company may have 20 million outstanding shares but only 15 million trade in the market. The 15 millions shares would be the float.
The number of freely traded shares in the hands of the public
A new public company that is raising funds from the public via listing on the stock exchange.
the number of shares of a company which are available for public trading.
The initial raising of capital, to be used to `float' a company in the market, obtained by public subscription.
As a noun, the float is the number of a company's shares that are owned by the public, rather than owned by the company's officers, directors, and other insiders. A minimum float is required by a stock exchange for listed shares and by NASDAQ for its price quotation system.
This is the number of shares the company has outstanding.
In relation to companies, it refers to the decision to list on a stock exchange and offer shares to the public. For currencies, it is the decision to let market forces set the exchange rates.
The percentage of a company's stocks that is held by the public and not by insiders. A limited supply of stock means more buyers than sellers for recently public New Economy companies in high demand no-brainer spaces. This supply-and-demand imbalance is what rockets these stocks to their first 500 to 1,000 percent wave of appreciation.
The number of shares of a company that are on the open market.
When a company’s shares are made available for public trading.
When the value of the currency is determined by market forces of supply and demand.
The number of shares of a security currently outstanding and available for trading by the public. See: Outstanding Stock
The number of shares outstanding of a particular common stock.
The total number of shares publicly owned and available for trading. The float is calculated by subtracting restricted shares from outstanding shares.
The number of shares outstanding of a stock available for purchase by the public on open markets.
That portion of a company's total shares outstanding that can be bought and sold by the public. It is often expressed as a percentage of the total shares outstanding.
the quantity of a company's shares held by the general public (total shares in circulation), as opposed to the total shares outstanding (e.g., when a company offers 3 million shares in an IPO but has 20 million shares outstanding, its float is the 3 million shares offered)
The free float of a public company is an estimate of proportion of shares that are not held by large owners and that are not stock with sales restrictions (restricted stock that cannot be sold until they become unrestricted stock).