I am not sure if that's the best place to ask this question, so—feel free to relocate to a more appropriate site.
So, I have a couple of questions:
First-off: in Brazil, we have listing segments for companies that are publicly traded. It's basically a set of rules that those companies have to comply with. So for instance, if you're listed in "Novo Mercado" your Free Float must be above 25%. You also need to offer 100% of Tag Along rights. Do we have something similar in the US? http://www.bmfbovespa.com.br/en_us/listing/equities/listing-segments/about-listing-segments/
Also, speaking of Tag Along—how does that work and where can I find the % for companies traded at NYSE/NASDAQ? So say the majority shareholders of Apple are selling their positions, hence, changing the company's ownership. I don't like the new owner(s) and want to sell the stocks that I own from Apple at the same price the majors are selling. Or, in case they close capital, will there be an agreement on the price for the minority shareholders? In Brazil, the TA rights plays a role on this. It's gonna dictate what are your rights in terms of price.
Also, I am looking for the actual Free Float of those companies. Based off some research that I've made, the closer that I got is: number of shares minus closely held shares. So for Apple, what I have is:
Number of Shares Outstanding = 4.519.180.000 Closely held shares = 6.435.313 Free float = 4.512.744.687