What Are Free Float Shares

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Shares of a company which are readily available for trading in the stock markets are termed as ‘Free Float’ Shares.

To compute the Free-float shares of a company, subtract the following from the total shares issued by the company:

  • Shares held by promoter/promoter groups.
  • Shares held by the Government.
  • Shares held by persons/entities having “controlling interest”
  • Shares held by group companies.
  • Holdings through the FDI route.
  • Shares otherwise locked-in and not available for trading (till the time such lock-in is operative).

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