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What is the difference between a primary issue stock, and IPO stock and a non-IPO stock?



Asked by Liliana, Last updated: Feb 20, 2019

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E. Stanley

E. StanleyTechnical writer, Indianapolis
Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered on Feb 20, 2019

When an organization sell new stocks to the investing public for the first time this is known as Initial Public Offering (IPO), this is mostly done through an investment bank or finance syndicate of securities dealers.

When an organization offers new stocks to the public, stocks that has not been sold before, this is known as primary issue stock.

In a situation whereby the organization has already raised an IPO and want to raise more funds by offering more shares, these shares will be categorized as Non IPO shares.
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coleenmichael

Coleenmichael

Answered on Dec 17, 2018

When a company which is privately decided to increase wealth by presenting shares of stock or debt securities publically for the first time, it is called an initial public offering (IPO), whose detail description you can read here at Preipopros website. Going public means now any individual or groups can now gets the company share and earns the profit.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

When a company issues new stock (i.e., stock that has not been sold before to the investing public), the issue is considered a primary issue. if it happens to be the very first time ever that the issuer has sold any securities to the investing public, it is known as an initial public offering. if the issuer has carried out an ipo but wishes to raise more capital by issuing more shares, this subsequent offering would constituted non-ipo shares (since and ipo already occurred and can only happen once).
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