Large cap

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A large cap stock is one which is tied to a company that has a high market capitalization. Often, the gauge of a large cap is if the company has over $5 billion in capitalization. Other categories are $1 billion to $5 billion for mid caps and $250 million to $1 billion for small caps. The stock for a company with a capitalization of under $250 million is considered a micro cap stock.

Large-cap value funds seek capital appreciation by investing primarily in large companies with market capitalizations of $5 billion or more.[1][2]

References

  1. Glossary: Large-Cap Value. BusinessWeek.
  2. The Year of the Large Caps? This Time, Don’t Laugh. The New York Times.