Mega Cap

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Mega Cap

Describing a publicly-traded company with an extraordinarily large amount of market capitalization. Though there is no fixed measurement, a mega-cap company typically has a market capitalization over $200 billion. Some brokerages or exchanges may have slightly different definitions of mega-cap. Some indices track mega-cap companies, as do some exchange traded funds. See also: Large-cap, Mid-cap, Low-cap, Micro-cap.
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That is why the possibility of small-cap stocks getting acquired is higher that that of the mega-cap stocks.
US Mega-Cap Stocks and International Equities Warrant a Closer Look
While that fund benefited from an overweighting last year in some mega-cap stocks such as Microsoft Corp.
And I think investors will get tired of mega-cap stocks, like Intel and Microsoft, once the diminishing returns take over.
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Potential strategy: Overweight high-dividend mega-cap stocks, smaller developed markets, emerging market equities, and corporate bonds
From a capitalization perspective, mega-cap stocks have narrowly underperformed smaller caps, and we would advise investors to stick with a mega cap bias.
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SEATTLE -- Russell Investments has launched new indexes to reflect the style classifications of mega-cap stocks in emerging markets.
He added: "Many Wall Street market observers have called mega-cap stocks undervalued relative to the rest of the market, so we think the timing of the offering of this new fund could prove excellent.
There has been some chatter that mega-cap stocks should deliver the strongest performance this year, but the earnings numbers do not support this prediction.
By now, it should come as no surprise that we're bearish on mega-cap stocks like General Electric .