Of or relating to relatively small companies that have little equity and a small number of shares of common stock outstanding.
Of or relating to mutual funds that invest in the stock of such companies.
A small cap company.
Short for small capitalization stocks, which are stocks with a small total market value. Small cap companies are small compared to other public companies. The market value of a small-cap company ranges from $300 million to $1 billion, although that definition can vary widely depending on who is using the term. Companies with a market capitalization under $300 million are called micro cap companies.
Origin of small-cap
- small cap
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition