Market Cap (Market Capitalization) - Stock price times the number of outstanding shares of stock. Fully diluted market cap multiples the stock price by the number of shares (assuming that all options are exercised and any convertible securities are converted into stock).
The Market Capitalization is used to determine if the company is considered a small cap, mid cap or large cap stock. Those determinations vary across the investment community. A common range would be small cap under $500 million, mid cap $500 million to $5 billion and large cap over $5 billion.
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