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Public Offering Price

Definition:

POP can mean two things.

If a company is selling stocks or securities to the public, the POP is the price at which they are selling the stocks. This price is usually made pretty attractive to get investors to open their wallets.

In the mutual fund world, the POP is the NAV (Net Asset Value) plus the commissions or loads. It's the cost of buying shares of a mutual fund—and that cost goes up and down daily.