outstanding shares

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The number of ordinary shares that, after their issue, have been sold to and are being held by shareholders.

Computation of dividend, and the market capitalization of a publicly traded company, are based on the number of outstanding shares. In a balance sheet they are shown under the heading issued share capital (in the UK) or capital stock issued & outstanding (in the US). Also called shares outstanding, outstanding stock.

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You should try and know how many outstanding shares your company has to gauge how much people respect your business.
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You should always know how many outstanding shares you have to see how much people are valuing your company and its products.
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The outstanding shares are still able to be traded as people wish to ensure and firm their equity plan for our company.
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