Meaning of “large-cap” in the English Dictionary

"large-cap" in Business English

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large-capadjective [ before noun ]

also large cap uk us

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a company or its shares, when the total number of shares has a high value:

It is a large-cap company with an attractive and sustainable dividend yield.
large-cap shares/stocks The theory is that large cap shares have lesser growth potential.

large-capnoun [ C, usually plural ]

also large cap uk us

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a company with a high total value of shares, or shares in companies like this:

The fund invested heavily in large-caps such as General Electric and Exxon.

(Definition of “large-cap” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)