public company

Definition

A company which has issued securities through an offering, and which are now traded on the open market. also called publicly held or publicly traded. opposite of private company.

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You may want to try and market yourself as a public company if you think that will help you have better results.

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The public company had seen its stock price increase rapidly recently, which is likely do to the recent increase in sales.

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The innovative start-up was considering rather or not it was the right time to become a public company traded on the NYSE.

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