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Home run

Large capital gain in a stock in a short period of time.

Home Run

An investment that results in an especially large capital gain in a very short period of time. For example, one may buy a stock that jumps from $5 per share to $55 per share in only six months. A home run results in huge capital gains for the stockholder or other investor. This term can be used for any investment vehicle, especially an IPO. See also: Hot issue.

home run

An investment that produced a large return in a short period of time for its purchaser. For example, an investor might purchase shares in an initial public offering that moves sharply upward in subsequent trading in the secondary market.
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Ironically, the home run call that Buck admits he cribbed on his scoresheet to read off if he had to couldn't be used: ``There it goes, here it is, a new single-season home-run champ .
I think sometimes people are getting so wrapped up in this home-run stuff that they're (failing) to realize that baseball is not a home-run game.
This was a tough one to take,'' said USC coach Mike Gillespie, whose Trojans (44-17) also got into the home-run swing, belting two, including a grand slam by first baseman Robb Gorr.
Lisa Estill of Grace Brethren vies for the state home-run record today against Bethel Christian.
It was the longest home run ever hit at the home-run heaven that is Coors Field.
Six of the top 10 home-run hitters in the American League are first baseman, and two of them - Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox and Mo Vaughn of the Boston Red Sox - have missed time with injuries.