Definition of “small-cap” - English Dictionary

“small-cap” in Business English

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small-capadjective [ before noun ]

also small cap uk us STOCK MARKET, FINANCE

relating to a company that has a low total value of shares, or these companies considered as a group:

The current financial climate 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 low total value of shares, or shares in companies like this:

Small-caps tend to fall farther and faster during market downturns.
Avoid buying small caps when you are worried about the economy.

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