Market Cap

Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Market Cap.

A figure used by the investment community to determine a company’s size.  It refers to the total dollar market value of a company’s outstanding shares of stock.  The market capitalization (or “market cap”) of the company is calculated by multiplying the number of these outstanding stocks by the current market price of a single share.  Companies are typically divided between large-caps ($10 billion +), mid-caps ($2-$10 billion), and small-caps ($300 million – $2 billion).