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Describing a publicly-traded company with medium amount in market capitalization. In general, a mid-cap company has a market capitalization of between $2 billion and $10 billion, but there is no hard-and-fast rule. Some brokerages or exchanges have slightly different definitions of mid-cap. Some indexes track mid-cap companies, as do some exchange traded funds. See also: High-cap, Low-cap.


1. Of or relating to the common stock of a company with a middle level of market capitalization, usually within the range of $2 billion to $10 billion, although the cutoff points are fuzzy on both ends.
2. Of or relating to a mutual fund that holds mostly mid-cap stocks.
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Mid cap stocks have outperformed both large caps and small caps over every time period stretching from three years all the way out to 25 years.
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Commenting on the outlook for UK mid caps, Crispin Finn,manager of the Credit Suisse UK Mid 250 Fund, said:``We'vehad a strong recovery since March in cyclical mid cap stocks which we believe are now due for a pause.
This index is a good benchmark for small and mid cap stocks, although it can be imprecise simply because of its immense size.
Small and mid cap stocks are also more sensitive to purchase/sale transactions and changes in the issuer's financial condition.
UAE indices fell for the second straight day, led by declines in bluechips and mid cap stocks on both markets ahead of second quarter results later this month.
The Harbor SMID Value Fund has an investment goal of long-term total return by investing in small and mid cap stocks of U.
Harbor Mid Cap Growth Fund has an investment goal of long-term growth of capital by investing in mid cap stocks that are believed to have potential for significant capital appreciation.
Two mid cap stocks offering especially interesting potential are two housing related companies.
From the universe of mid cap stocks ($500 million to $10 billion market capitalization) the managers look for stocks trading at or near their historic lows.
Harbor Mid Cap Value Fund will continue to have an investment goal of long-term total return by investing in mid cap stocks that are believed to be undervalued at the time of purchase and have potential for near-term price appreciation.

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