Business / Taxes / Large-Capitalization (Large-Cap) Stock: The stock of companies with market capitalizations of $10 billion or more is known as large-cap stock. Market capitalization is figured by multiplying the number of either the outstanding or the floating shares by the current share price. Large-cap stock is generally considered less volatile than stock in smaller companies, in part because the bigger companies may have larger reserves to carry them through economic downturns. However, market capitalization is always in flux. Today's large-cap stock can drop out of that category if the share price plunges either in a general market downturn or as a result of internal problems. And the opposite is true as well. Many of the country's largest companies began life as start-ups.
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Business / Finance / Split Stock: Two different ratings given to the same security by two important rating agencies. MORE
Business / Taxes / Small-Capitalization Stock: Shares of relatively small publicly traded corporations with a total market capitalization of less than $2.3 billion are typically considered small-capitalization, or small-cap, stocks. That number is MORE