small-cap Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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small-capadjective [before noun]

(also small cap) uk   us   STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
relating to a ​company that has a ​lowtotalvalue of ​shares, or these ​companies considered as a ​group: The ​currentfinancialclimate does not favour small-cap ​companies. small-cap ​shares

small-capnoun [C, usually plural]

(also small cap) uk   us  
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a ​company with a ​lowtotalvalue of ​shares, or ​shares in ​companies like this: Small-caps tend to ​fall farther and faster during ​marketdownturns. Avoid ​buyingsmallcaps when you are worried about the ​economy.
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