Types Of Shares: Authorized, Outstanding, Float And Restricted Shares



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A company’s financial statements may refer to multiple types of stock, including authorized, outstanding, float and restricted shares. If a company issues more shares, its outstanding shares will increase. The outstanding shares comprise of float stock and restricted stock

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