public float


The portion of a company's outstanding shares that is in the hands of public investors, as opposed to company officers, directors, or controlling-interest investors.

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It was a public float, which meant that it was in the hands of public investors and no one else.

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You may find that it is best at times to take on a public float so that you will know what you are getting.

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The public float was higher than many other companies, but things seemed to have worked out well over the last several years so there was little talk of changing things.

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