What is an IPO?

Published On: Feb 02 2012 10:49:10 AM CST   Updated On: Jul 28 2014 09:39:32 AM CDT

As Virgin America file for an IPO, find out more about an initial public stock offering and what it means for a company.

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How is the IPO done? IPOs can be made through the fixed price method, book building method or a combination of both.

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