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outstanding shares explained: Original post by Will Gish of Demand Media The terms outstanding shares and float are often confused with each other. http://photos2.demandstudios.com/DM-Resize/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/171/21/92573073.jpg?w=700&h=700&keep_ratio=1 Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images Outstanding shares and a float pertain directly to the stock issued by any given company. The definitions of…

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