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Finance Glossary

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Issued Shares

Definition:

The shares outstanding or the stocks that all shareholders have in their hot little hands.

This number changes all the time, and lots of people use it when trying to figure out how much financing a company has. If you want to buy stock, this number will tell you how much of the company you're going to own.