Publicly Traded Company
- A company that is listed and publically traded on a stock exchange. The publically traded company sells its securities (stocks, bonds, etc) to the general public on a stock exchange, and individuals and entities buy and sell these securities freely on the open market. Also known as a "public company," "publically owned company," "publicly held company," or "public limited company."
publicly held company, publically owned company, public company, public limited company
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Business (busn) — Abbreviation,
- A company, either for-profit or non-profit.
- Commercial, industrial or professional activities undertaken by an entity.
- Economic activities of a given type.
- Buyer's Market — Definition,
- When market conditions favour the buyer.
- Common Stock (CS) — Acronym,
- A security that allocates partial ownership in a corporation, but at a lower standing than preferred stocks.
- Incorporated Business — Definition,
- A company that exists as a corporation.
- Initial Public Offering (IPO) — Acronym,
- When shares of a corporation become available to the public for the first time.
- Preferred Stock — Definition,
- A type of security that signifies part ownership in a corporation and is given preferential treatment over common stocks.
- Privately Held Company — Definition,
- A company that is not listed on a stock exchange.
- Revenue — Definition,
- Money earned by a company from its business activities.
- Secondary Market — Definition,
- A market where financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, options and futures are bought and sold to investors.
- Seller's Market — Definition,
- Due to either low supply or high demand, the seller can expect to sell quickly with a high sale price.
- Sole Proprietorship — Definition,
- A business owned by an individual where no legal distinction is made between the business and the owner.
- Stock — Definition,
- A share of the ownership of a company.