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Floating stock is the number of a company’s shares that are available for the public to buy and sell. Total floating stock is usually less than total outstanding stock because company insiders, employees and major shareholders such as institutions and holding companies tend to own a significant percentage of outstanding shares. The shares that these entities own are called closely held stock.

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