An initial public offering (IPO) is the first time that the stock of a private company is offered to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking capital to expand, but they can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly trade
- Market Capitalization
Market capitalization refers to the total dollar market value of a company’s outstanding shares. It is calculated by multiplying a company’s shares outstanding (no. of shares) by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company’s size.