Large Cap Stocks

The term “Cap” is short of “capitalization” and refers to the value of a company which can be calculated as the share price times the number of shares the company has in the market.  Large Cap Stocks refer to the stocks of the largest companies.  Companies with market capitalization in excess of $10 Billion are considered Large Cap Stocks.  Examples of Large Cap Stocks are Microsoft, Walmart and General Electric.  You won’t go wrong thinking of these companies as the largest 500 U.S. companies.

 

 

External Links

 

Investopedia – Large Cap Stocks