$QLGN The term float refers to the regular shares a company has issued to the public that are available for investors to trade. This figure is derived by taking a company's outstanding shares and subtracting any restricted stock, which is stock that is under some sort of sales restriction Conclusion. Low float stocks are stocks with a low amount of shares. The demand is typically higher than the supply so the price is increased. ... News and Volume are good indicators of stock health and are important to monitor when looking to trade low float stock.