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  What is Market Cap?
Market cap is an abbreviation of market capitalization.
Market cap is only one of many ways to value a company.
Market cap is frequently broken down into the following ranks: mega cap, large cap, mid cap, small cap, micro cap, and finally nano cap -- the largest to smallest.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-market-cap.htm   (510 words)

  
  Market capitalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The global market capitalization for all stock markets was $43.6 trillion in March 2006 [2].
Market capitalization is a function of the price of a firm's stock and may not accurately reflect intrinsic value because of varying future expectations held by investors.
The amount of shares available on the open market, the "free float", is sometimes less than the total number of shares because a portion of the outstanding shares may be held by "insiders," and/or by the company as treasury stock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Market_cap   (707 words)

  
 Market Cap
Market cap is short for "market capitalization." It represents the value of a company, including all of its assets, capital, revenues, etc. Basically, if the company were to be sold for a fair price, it would be close to the market cap.
Of course people may have different opinions of what a company's value is, but there is a certain way to calculate the market cap.
There are several approximations of market cap to determine the size of a business.
www.stanford.edu /~mikefan/metrics/marketcap.html   (337 words)

  
 Value Investing Encyclopedia: Market Cap
It is the market value of the firm’s equity (stock).
Investment professionals and the financial media often speak of micro cap, small cap, mid cap, large cap, and mega cap stocks.
Remember, market cap does not directly measure the size of a business in any meaningful sense: sales, profits, employees, etc. Market cap can be viewed as the price tag on a business (as can enterprise value).
www.gannononinvesting.com /glossary/2005/12/market_cap.html   (292 words)

  
 The Capital Spectator: TOURING THE GLOBE BY EQUITY MARKET CAP
To be sure, market cap is under attack these days from new-fangled concepts of benchmark crafting, i.e., fundamental indexing.
But say what you might about market cap, it still seems to be the most objective measure of the capital markets.
In fact, emerging markets overall are taking a bigger share of the global economy's market cap, although not as much as one might think.
www.capitalspectator.com /archives/2007/01/asset_allocatio_1.html   (849 words)

  
 CAP Resources Market Research
CAP Resources specializes in obtaining market research data from publicly available (and generally free) sources, and condensing and analyzing relevant content in a concise, easy to read summary.
CAP Resources Market Research projects range from specific queries related to markets, products, or companies, to larger scope projects such as market sizing for new and emerging markets, and market trends and growth patterns.
CAP Resources uses a variety of tools to conduct market research, depending on the scope and nature of the project.
www.cap-res.com /market_research.html   (190 words)

  
 Market Cap
Market capitalization, also known as "market cap," refers to what a company is worth on the open market.
Market cap is determined by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current price per share.
Small cap ($150 million to $750 million): These companies aren't as well established as their larger counterparts, but they're often growing faster.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/investing/19991110g.asp   (863 words)

  
 Daret Capital Management
The market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares by the current market price per share.
The terms; micro-cap, small-cap, mid-cap, and large cap define the size of the company based on the number of shares outstanding times the value or shareprice of the stock.
Micro Cap: A company with a market capitalization (market cap) of $1 million to $75 million would be considered a micro-cap stock.
www.daretcapital.com /first-different_stocks.html   (639 words)

  
 The Market Cap by Investors Alley - July 03, 2006
In 1991 through 1993, the largest 10 percent of stocks, based on their market cap (Decile 1), did only a third as well as the smallest 10 percent (Decile 10).
By early 1975, it was obvious that the stock market was a dangerous place to park your money – and small-cap stocks were widely regarded as a fool’s game.
When big cap stocks get on a roll, they tend to stay on a roll for at least a couple of years.
www.investorsalley.com /marketcap/07-03-06/feature.html   (978 words)

  
 Alcoa, the giant of market cap   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alcoa's market cap -- the price of its stock multiplied by the number of shares investors own -- jumped 92 percent in the 12 months ended Dec. 31 to $33.07 billion.
Pittsburgh's 50 largest public companies had a market cap of $130.5 billion, up 52 percent from their $85.9 billion price tag last year and topping the 2001 market cap of $125.4 billion.
The specialty metal producer's market cap increased nearly fourfold, moving it from 27th on the 2002 list to 19th at $1.07 billion.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04089/290208.stm   (548 words)

  
 Large Cap - Normal Market Size - Investing Guide - Fool.co.uk
Market capitalisation is calculated by multiplying a firm's share price by the number of shares outstanding.
Because the price at which a rights issue is made is at a discount to the market price of the existing shares, the rights issue shares have a value in their own right.
Normal Market Size: This is maximum number of shares in a company that a market maker is obliged to deal in at the prices that they are quoting.
www.fool.co.uk /Investing/guides/Large-Cap-Normal-Market-Size.aspx   (1266 words)

  
 401Kafe.com
To review, market capitalization (market cap) is a measure of the size and value of a company.
To determine market cap, you simply multiply the number of the company's outstanding shares of stock by the market price of one share.
The company's market cap would be 50,000,000 multiplied by $50, which equals $2.5 billion.
www.infoplease.com /finance/tips/money/moneyman_110899.html   (896 words)

  
 Cap Rate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brokers are fond of quoting a "market cap rate." This is an effort to legitimize an assumption, but it is flawed in its source.
So the conventional wisdom becomes a range of cap rates for property types, which may or may not apply to the property you are looking at, and certainly does not take into account your own return requirements.
A cap rate is any rate that capitalizes a single year's income into value (as opposed to a yield rate).
www.scinvestmentrealty.com /cap_rate.htm   (2201 words)

  
 Big drops in local market cap, but Alcoa remains No. 1
The Top 50 Pittsburgh companies ranked by market capitalization had a total market value at the end of 2002 of $85.9 billion, a drop of $39.5 billion from the year before when the total was $125.4 billion.
For this year's Top 50 list, the market capitalization figure was calculated using the stock price of the companies and their number of shares outstanding at the end of February.
PNC Financial Services Group, ranked third a year ago with a market cap of $15.9 billion, bumped cross-town rival Mellon Financial from second place this year even as its market cap fell to $12.63 billion.
www.post-gazette.com /localnews/20030408top50marketcapp8.asp   (709 words)

  
 TheStreet.com: Market Cap Leaders
The top-10 stocks now have a combined market cap of $2.78 trillion, down $40 billion from the week before.
It serves as a road map to the market's view of particular industries as well.
In March 2000 -- when the market peaked -- seven of the 10 largest stocks were in the technology industry.
www.thestreet.com /metrics/sentimentsignposts/1291625.html   (243 words)

  
 Cap Rates and Sales Prices
The net result is the lower the cap rate, the higher the price and the flip side being the higher the cap rate, the lower the price.
For cap rates to be useful and comparable the NOI must be calculated on a consistent basis on all properties.
The variations from normal cap rates (between 10 and 11) usually reflects the quality of the project and the risk to the investors.
www.selfstorage.com /argus/articles/caprates.htm   (1536 words)

  
 American Century | Use Market Capitalization as a Diversification Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Choosing funds that invest in companies of all sizes, or market capitalizations, is part of a diversified investment strategy.
It determines market cap based on a weighted measurement of all the stocks in a fund’s portfolio.
The market cap ranges contained in this article were supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company, subject to the following: Copyright 2006 © Reuters.
www.americancentury.com /workshop/articles/market_capitalization.jsp   (692 words)

  
 Domestic Small-Cap Funds
It basically has a strategy of emulating the returns of the CRSP 9-10 index, which is an index of all domestic stocks whose market capitalization is in the bottom two deciles of stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
This fund essentially tracks the CRSP 6-10 index, which is an index of all domestic stocks whose market capitalization is in the bottom half of stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
This index is built by removing the 300 largest (by market cap) companies in the WisdomTree Dividend Index of regular dividend paying companies and then removing the 75% largest market capitalization companies of those remaining.
www.altruistfa.com /USsmallcapfunds.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Market Observations
Although moving back toward large cap exposure may indeed still be quite appropriate posturing for "tomorrow" for all we know, it so far hasn’t been the case in 2006.
Moreover, at least historically, small caps have not been a great sector to own when the general level of domestic interest rates is rising and when corporate profits peak on a rate of change basis, as we believe is now in the process of occurring.
We think there’s another very meaningful factor of the moment that may indeed be extending the current small cap cycle, or at least keeping the large caps from acting a bit better, despite many of these companies really being global mutual funds in single stock sheep’s clothing, so to speak.
www.contraryinvestor.com /2006archives/moapril06.htm   (2179 words)

  
 Market Capitalization Defined
The cap is short for capitalization, which is a measure by which we can classify a company's size.
Although the criteria for the different classifications are not strictly bound, it is important for investors to understand these terms, which are not only ubiquitous but also useful for gauging a company's size and riskiness.
Quite simply, it refers to the value of a company, that is, the market value of its outstanding shares.
www.investopedia.com /articles/basics/03/031703.asp   (334 words)

  
 Domestic Small-Cap Value Funds
It is both extremely small (as measured by weighted average market capitalization) and extremely valuey (as measured by weighted average book to market value).
This fund is both extremely small (as measured by weighted average market capitalization) and extremely valuey (as measured by weighted average book to market value).
Unlike virtually all other passively managed funds, this fund isn't weighted by market cap, but rather by "value-ness." As an ETF, we expect this fund to be perfectly capital gains tax efficient (which is good).
www.altruistfa.com /USsmallcapvaluefunds.htm   (1199 words)

  
 Micro-Cap Investing
There are four primary factors that contribute to success in the micro-cap market: financial understandingknowing how to evaluate a company's performance and its management; experiencea good intuitive feel for products and services that will impact society; luckunpredictable good fortune blessing a few of your holdings; and psychologyunderstanding enough about yourself to avoid emotional mistakes.
This characteristic is in direct contrast to those who invest in large cap stocks; the latter tend to be much more comfortable investing in companies where there is plenty of companionship from individual investors, institutions, and analysts who painstakingly examine the financial histories of the companies.
Within the micro-cap market there is usually a wide disparity between the quasi-logical world of the market and the more emotionally laden fantasy world of the investor.
www.thebullandbear.com /articles/1998/1603-microcap.html   (1884 words)

  
 Good Things May Come in Small Packages: Small-Cap Stocks
Many smaller companies serve niche markets with steady consumer demand for their products and services, or emerging industries with the potential for substantial future growth.
Large caps are represented by the total annual returns of the SandP 500.
For instance, the average market cap of companies in the SandP SmallCap 600 Index escalated from $250 million in 1994 to $760 million in 2004, according to Standard and Poor's.
axaonline.com /rs/3p/sp/5073.html   (1679 words)

  
 Market cap crosses Rs 10 trillion
Public sector undertakings, including nationalised banks, have been major contributors to the market cap gains, accounting for a 32.47 per cent share in the overall capitalisation, compared with a 12.80 per cent share on February 2, 2000.
During the last 44 months, the market cap of PSU stocks increased from Rs 1,28,060 crore (Rs 1,280.60 billion) on February 2, 2000, to Rs 3,24,660 crore (Rs 3,246.60 billion) today.
On the other hand, the market cap of ICE stocks declined from Rs 4,11,470 crore (Rs 4,114.70 billion) to Rs 1,35,238 crore (Rs 1,352.38 billion).
in.rediff.com /money/2003/oct/10stock.htm   (297 words)

  
 PRESS RELEASE Drake Gold Announces Strategic Review of Potential Naked Short Selling Utilizing a Combination of Tools ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This issue has become a growing problem in the stock markets, even more so in the small cap stocks where regulation is not enforced as strictly as big board companies residing on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges.
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www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=172963   (1129 words)

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