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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.
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.
But fears that Ray Ranson has signed up a longball specialist look as misguided as they are premature.
Leon Barnett made a mess of a longball in the 63rd minute when he allowed it to bounce over his head for Ryan Lowe to run onto.
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.
Domenech was quoted as saying Ireland relied on longball football against Israel, which angered Kerr enough t o claim the France manager was disrespectful earlier this week.
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.
Although I know he can also be effective as a sub, but I do feel with Jones, if all other tactics fail and the side is desperate for a chance, the players can always hoof it upfield with a speculative longball looking for the big hitman.
PAUL Lambert has angrily rejected accusations that his Villa team are longball merchants - and vowed to improve their home form.
For a man brought up on the longball tactics of lower leagues, who exactly 10 years ago was an unused substitute for Stockport, it was an opportunity to relish, and he steered the ball in to become the first man in 37 years to score on his first two England appearances.
The beneficiary of this particular longball barrage was Clay Buchholz, who may be up for the Beneficiary of the Year Award, seeing as the Cy Young Award is probably out of reach.