Invertext Online Technical Dictionary

free float

noun  

free float

Definition 1

Shares of a listed company that are not held by founders or directors of the company or by other shareholders with vested interests in the company's future and are thus free to float on the exchange in response to prevailing market forces.

Source: Invertext


Context: International shareholders have an average of 50 per cent of the free float in the companies in the Dax blue-chip index.

Source: Financial Times 01/04/2005

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Stock Markets