Floating Shares

Business / Taxes / Floating Shares: Floating shares are shares of a public corporation that are available for trading in a stock market. The number of floating shares may be smaller than the company’s outstanding shares if founding partners, other groups with a controlling interest, or the company’s pension fund, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), or similar programs hold shares in their portfolios that they aren’t interested in selling. Some equity index providers, including Standard & Poor’s, use floating shares rather than outstanding shares in calculating their market-capitalization weighted indexes on the grounds that a float-adjusted index is a more accurate reflection of market value.

Outstanding Shares

Business / Finance / Outstanding Shares: Shares that are currently owned by investors. MORE

Inverse Floating-Rate Note

Business / Finance / Inverse Floating-Rate Note: A variable-rate security whose coupon rate increases as a benchmark interest rate declines. MORE

Management-Closely Held Shares

Business / Finance / Management-Closely Held Shares: Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Part of these percentages often are included in 'institutional holdings'--makin MORE

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