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Stock in a publicly-traded company that is traded on a particular stock exchange. For example, companies that trade on the NYSE are said to be listed securities for that exchange. Listed securities must conform to each exchange's listing requirements, which usually mandate having a certain market capitalization, number of shareholders, and/or revenue. Listing requirements exist to enforce stability on an exchange as much as possible. A listed security may be delisted if it fails to meet the listing requirements for too long. However, some listed securities may be temporarily exempt from listing requirements if they show some sign of a potential recovery. It is important to distinguish firms with listed securities from member firms, which are companies that conduct trades on an exchange. See also: C.
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listed companya public limited JOINT-STOCK COMPANY (Plc) whose shares are traded on the main STOCK MARKET. In the UK, to obtain a full listing on the main stock exchange a company is required to provide comprehensive information about its activities. Smaller companies unable or unwilling to provide the comprehensive information required for a full listing may seek to satisfy the less exacting information requirements of the UNLISTED SECURITIES MARKET and have their shares traded there. See QUOTED COMPANY.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
listed companya public JOINT-STOCK COMPANY the shares of which are traded on the main STOCK EXCHANGE. To obtain a full listing on the main stock exchange, a company is required to provide comprehensive information about its activities. See QUOTED COMPANY, UNLISTED SECURITIES MARKET.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005