Primary Listing

A primary listing is the main and most important listing of a stock. The stock exchange on which a stock's primary listing is hosted is that stock's primary exchange.

A stock's primary listing is typically its listing on the stock exchange board on which it was first listed during its initial public offering (IPO). However, A company may choose to move its primary listing to a stock exchange other than the one on which it first listed during its IPO.

Exchanges typically have more stringent reporting requirements for primary listings than for secondary listings. Exchanges may also charge higher administrative fees for primary listings than for secondary listings.

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