Mid Cap

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Mid Cap'

A company with a market capitalization between $2 and $10 billion, which is calculated by multiplying the number of a company''''s shares outstanding by its stock price. Mid cap is an abbreviation for the term "middle capitalization".

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Mid Cap'

As the name implies, a mid cap company is in the middle of the pack between large cap and small cap companies.

Keep in mind that classifications such as large cap, mid cap and small cap are only approximations that change over time. Also, the exact definition of these terms can vary among the various participants in the investment business.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Secondary Stock

    A stock that is considered riskier than blue chips because it ...
  2. Small Cap

    Refers to stocks with a relatively small market capitalization. ...
  3. Style Box

    Created by Morningstar, a style box is designed to visually represent ...
  4. Mid-Cap Fund

    A type of stock fund that invests in mid-sized companies. A company's ...
  5. Russell Midcap Index

    A market capitalization weighted index representing the smallest ...
  6. Large Cap - Big Cap

    A term used by the investment community to refer to companies ...
Related Articles
  1. Pharmaceutical Sector: Does The FDA ...
    Economics

    Pharmaceutical Sector: Does The FDA ...

  2. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

  3. Finding Undiscovered Stocks
    Options & Futures

    Finding Undiscovered Stocks

  4. Market Capitalization Defined
    Insurance

    Market Capitalization Defined

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Correlation

    In the world of finance, a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other. Correlations are used ...
  2. Letter Of Credit

    A letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount. ...
  3. Due Diligence - DD

    1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to ...
  4. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

    A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest. A CD bears a maturity date, a specified fixed interest rate ...
  5. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  6. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
Trading Center