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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After deciding the band, bids are invited on all prices of the band. Once the book is closed, the seller fixes the price at which all of its shares will get sold.

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