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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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Both individuals will serve as Equity Research Analysts and will support Conestoga's research of small- and mid-capitalization stocks.
Today's rise boils down to the fact that small- and mid-capitalization stocks were still strong,'' said Nagayuki Yamagishi, senior strategist at UFJ Tsubasa Securities Co.
Over the past 65 years, small- and mid-capitalization stocks have produced total returns of about 13 percent, while the S&P 500 has returned about 10.
Small- and mid-capitalization stocks may be subject to higher degrees of risk, their earnings may be less predictable, their prices more volatile, and their liquidity less than that of large-capitalization or more established companies' securities.
The $69 billion Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund, $52 billion Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund, $20 billion Vanguard European Stock Index Fund, and $6 billion Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund will move from FTSE benchmarks containing large- and mid-capitalization stocks to broader FTSE benchmarks that include large-, mid-, and small-capitalization stocks, as shown in the accompanying table.
In addition, some monies were moved from domestic large-capitalization stocks to provide for an increase in exposure to both domestic small- and mid-capitalization stocks.
The SMid Cap strategy represents a blend of both small- and mid-capitalization stocks, and Conestoga believes the new strategy will be a natural extension of its investment expertise.
In managing its portion of Morgan Growth Fund, Kalmar follows a fundamental strategy to identify undervalued mid-capitalization stocks of solid, well-managed companies.
The new fund will seek to track the performance of the FTSE All-World Index, a float-adjusted, market-capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of large- and mid-capitalization stocks worldwide.
The Fund may invest in REIT stocks, which tend to be small- or mid-capitalization stocks and there is the possibility that returns from REITs may trail returns from the overall stock market.
Mid-capitalization stocks typically carry additional risk, since smaller companies generally have higher risk of failure and, historically, their stocks have experienced a greater degree of volatility.

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