Meaning of “publicly-traded” in the English Dictionary

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"publicly-traded" in Business English

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publicly-tradedadjective

uk us STOCK MARKET, FINANCE

a publicly-traded company is one whose shares can be bought and sold on a stock exchange:

By mid-2006, Western was the fourth-largest publicly-traded independent oil refiner in the United States.

(Definition of “publicly-traded” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)