public float

public float
USA
public float, Also known as public equity float.
The portion of a company's outstanding shares that is in the hands of public investors, as opposed to company officers, directors, or stockholders that hold controlling interests.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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