home run

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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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Louis Globe-Democrat also showed no evidence of any home runs in this game.
Henry Aaron never hit 50 home runs in a season, so you're going to tell me that [Bonds] is a greater hitter than Henry Aaron?
Dan Haren pitched a complete game to win his eighth game of the year, and Jay Payton and former Dodger Milton Bradley each hit home runs for the A's, who extended their lead over the Angels in the AL West to 1 1/2 games.
It cannot adjust for home run discrepancies created by variations in the sizes of ballparks within a single season, and this will have an evident impact on the list.
The only slight negative was an apparent Vladimir Guerrero home run that a fan touched as it was clearing the left-field wall.
539, with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs, 21 walks and 44 runs scored en route to leading the Rebels to their first Southern Section championship.
Home-run derby: Mejia won the home-run contest before the game, which came as a surprise to no one considering Mejia came within one home run of tying the state single-season (16) and career (37) home-run records.