How many initial public offerings are there?
1225 in 2011
What is an initial public offering? Not too many people know that an initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering where shares of stock in a company are sold to the general public, for the first time. We discuss here about a securities exchange. It is vital to understand the fact that the best performing IPOs are commonly those from companies whose stocks trade up on the first day. 1225 IPOs were registered in 2011.