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Home run

Large capital gain in a stock in a short period of time.
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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.
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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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Here's the description for Brooks Robinson Chardonnay from the Longball Cellars line: "This dawn-harvested wine opens with intense aromas of nectarine, tropical fruit and toast oak, leading to flavors of tangerine, green apple, kiwi, and coconut."
Minutes later Campbell latched on to a Weatherson longball and broke clear to fire Morton ahead.
Perversely, this is a far more maligned system than the deeply flawed one used at professional level, which is akin to a football match finishing in a draw, after which a winner is announced based on three people in the stands deciding who had the upper hand in each nine-minute segment of the game, even though one of the judges might give higher marks to teams that play pretty passing football while the others may favour longball tactics.
This edition of the rivalry will take place in the homer-friendly confines of Yankee Stadium, and the Yanks love the longball. They lead the majors with 88--16 more than the next closest club, Texas.
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.
It could have been 2-0 soon after as Williams and his pals nearly let Rankin get on the end of a longball, before Malcolm nearly played in that man again on 24 minutes, only for a last-ditch tackle from Collin.
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.
Nieporte hit a line drive over the wall in the bottom of the fifth for his third longball of the season, handing Schaumburg the lead for good.
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.