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Blue Chip Stock

Stock in a well-known and highly respected publicly-traded company. Blue chip companies are usually financially sound and are thought to be relatively low-risk investments. They tend to be less volatile than other companies and to provide solid growth to portfolios. Examples in the United States include General Electric and Coca-Cola. Indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks blue chip stocks.

Blue chip stock.

Blue chip stock is the common stock of a large, well-regarded US company. The companies in that informal category are collectively known as blue chip companies. Blue chips have a long-established record of earning profits and paying dividends regardless of the economic climate.

They take their name from the most valuable poker chips. In the United Kingdom, in contrast, comparable firms are called alpha companies.

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Panel B which includes German blue-chip and mid-cap index constituents' employees and sales in Europe and beyond (RoW) largely supports the findings from Panel A, even though the differences between the blue-chip and mid-cap index are less statistically significant.
Results for UK blue-chip and mid-cap index constituents are presented in Table 4.
The larger proportion of employees outside of Europe for blue-chip than for mid-cap index constituents is statistically significant, which supports the notion of stronger internationalization for blue-chip firms.
Finally, we analyze whether the degree of internationalization of blue-chip and mid-cap firms is sector-specific.
The blue-chip firms' percentage of employees in the domestic country ranges from 15.
Results in Panel B of Table 5 support the finding that blue-chip firms are internationalized at a higher degree than mid-cap firms across most sectors.
In contrast, blue-chip firms in the health sector show very high degrees of internationalization.
We analyze the question whether blue-chip indices provide a larger degree of internationalization than mid-cap indices.