market cap


Abbreviation for market capitalization that applies to the company's worth in the stock market by multiplying the total number of outstanding shares by the current price of the stock. See capitalization.

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The company's market cap fell steadily as a result of the public scandal surrounding its CEO's affair with his secretary.

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One of the advantages of the S&P 500 is that its weighted by market cap, so each stock contributes proportionally to it's actual worth.

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When my company went public and share prices went up on the first day, I was shocked to see how high the company's overall market cap had grown.

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