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Public

1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

2. Describing anything owned or administered by a government. For example, a municipality owns and maintains a public park.
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However, the dot-com era produced a much larger crop as 89 companies went public, raising 9.58 billion dollars, while in 1999, that number was more than twice as high, 188, which only raised $15.86 billion, still less than what was raised last year.
On the other hand, when Google went public, its stock opened at $85 and now trades at about $600.
The data show no evidence that Democratic presidents went public more vigorously for liberal median movers, but several specifications suggest Republican presidents did so for conservative median movers.
Kerner thinks the company could trade at $100 billion if it went public.
Slater & Gordon, the Australian plaintiff 's firm that went public in May, raised $29 million when it went public, and the stock has continued to perform well.
Bush in the White House, Hansen went public with warnings about global warming before the U.S.
Charles Wilson is chairman of the board of Trio-Tech International, a California-based semiconductor testing company with about Soo employees and a market capitalization of $12 million.Wilson, whose company went public in 1981, says Sarbanes-Oxley makes him wish he could reverse that decision.
Lowenthal's company went public by merging into Echo Capital, an automotive leasing company whose "business model went away, and the company just sat there," he says.
Francoise Desrosiers, president and CEO of Big Red Diamond Corp., says the company went public in March with an offering of 4.5 million units consisting of one full share and one-half warrant for trade on the TSX-Venture exchange.
Eight US biotech companies went public during the quarter, earning $577 million.
And if we went public, the future value would be reflected in the stock price and we'd all get rich, but we'd deprive the next generation.
A New York-based REIT, for example, went public last Thursday only to see its shares drop within hours of the debut.