Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to corporations whose retained earnings and outstanding shares of common stock have a value between those of small cap companies and large cap corporations.
  • adj. Of or relating to mutual funds that invest in the stock of such corporations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having medium market capitalization, often defined as between 2 and 10 billion US dollars
  • n. A stock with medium market capitalization.

Etymologies

mid- + cap3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
mid- +‎ cap (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The uptrend remains intact and the stock price Rs 60 is the target we are looking at, so it is one midcap which is now into very strong medium term uptrend so this is a good hold.

    Moneycontrol Top Headlines

  • The index comprises largecap as well as midcap stocks.

    Morning News Roundup

  • The remainder of the stock portion would comprise small and midcap U.S. stocks, additional non-U.S. stocks and possibly another equity position.

    Why Dividend Stocks Aren't the New Bonds

  • Virtus is sticking to its core strategy of buying midcap and small-cap companies that are market leaders and earn the bulk of their revenues from domestic consumption, insulating them from global shocks.

    Investors Sour on Developing World

  • French midcap PagesJaunes skidded 8.2% after the directories business said late Monday that second-quarter orders fell short of expectations "due to social unrest among the PagesJaunes sales force in France."

    Asian, European Markets Pause

  • With a market capitalization of roughly $8 billion, Xilinx is large by midcap standards, but is dwarfed by Intel's whopping $116 billion market capitalization.

    Bullish Options Plays In Midcap Chip Stocks

  • Likewise, small- and midcap tech rose more than 20%, while large-cap technology gained just 9%.

    Why Large Caps Look Good

  • Likewise, midcap gains slow from 37.3% to 9.5% to 6.3%, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch research.

    Why Large Caps Look Good

  • In 2010 small- and midcap health-care companies returned 22%, while large-cap health-care stocks rose just 0.7%.

    Why Large Caps Look Good

  • Skeptics note that, for now at least, investors are still putting their cash into small and midcap mutual funds — Lipper says they gained $2.2 billion in December, versus outflows of $7.8 billion for large caps.

    Why Large Caps Look Good

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