Publicly Traded Corporations Law and Legal Definition

Public traded corporations mean a public company or publicly traded company that offers its securities such as stock or bonds for sale to the general public. Typically, it is through a stock exchange, or through market makers operating in over the counter markets, that a public traded corporation offers its stocks for sale to the public. Therefore, publicly traded corporations’ raises funds and capital for its business through the sale of its securities. In U.S. publicly traded companies are required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] to submit an annual Form 10-K containing a comprehensive detail of a company's performance.