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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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The agreement gives Reliant the worldwide broadcast rights to three already completed infomercials featuring Longball products.
For some reason they also seemed to revert to the longball game, almost totally by-passing Dean Emerson and Michael Gynn, who has been one of the largest influences on their recent run.
Sports activities include Danish longball, dodgeball, football as well as walking and swimming sessions.
We had criticism in the week for playing longball but we can mix it with the best teams here when it comes to playing on the floor.
They both put themselves on the line, they were blocking shots and any longball they were dealing with and that gives me a lot of confidence as well.
Arsenal, by contrast, gradually ran out of ideas, were nervy in possession and resorted to longball tactics as foreign to their manager as his youth policy.
Fortunately I think it is just a passing fad - like the longball game, the Christmas tree formation or a sweeper and wing-backs.
The hosts adopted an early longball approach and it brought them some purchase as David Wheeler twice got flicks which helped the ball to sneak beyond the back line.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp claims Arsenal have become a longball team when it suits them.
As the potential of the longball revealed itself, the inside game of high batting averages, place-hitting and stolen bases, favored by Ty Cobb and John McGraw, faded away like a Christy Mathewson screwball.
United were described as a longball team by West Ham manager Sam Allardyce following last Sunday's 1-1 draw and their unconvincing display during Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Leicester prompted Scholes's outburst.