Primary Listing Definition

What is a Master List?

A primary listing is the main exchange where shares of a public company are traded. For some companies, it is crucial to have a prestigious primary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or Nasdaq, because it lends credibility to the stock and makes investors more likely to buy the stock. In addition to a primary listing, a stock may be traded on other exchanges with secondary listings. A company may want to do this to increase its liquidity and reach of investors.

Key points to remember

  • A primary listing refers to the exchange on which a company’s shares first appeared, primarily through a