What is an IPO?

Published On: Feb 02 2012 08:49:10 AM PST   Updated On: Jul 28 2014 07:39:32 AM PDT

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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What is an IPO? Initial public offering (IPO) is an offering of stock or shares to the general public by a company which wants to raise capital for the first time.

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