Recent Examples of market capitalization from the Web
Silicon Valley giants have continued to reap enormous profit and grow their market value: Facebook’s market capitalization rose 51% this year, Google’s by 30%, and Apple’s by 66%.
In the 12 months ending September 7, 2017, the bank’s market capitalization rose 20.2% to nearly $30 billion.
The Bettencourts have added 19.6 percent this year as L’Oreal’s market capitalization topped 100 billion euros ($122 billion).
Curiously, this most recent in a string of unflattering reports has not affected Facebook’s stock price, which continues to rise; today, its market capitalization hovers around $517 billion.
McDermott currently holds a Wall Street market capitalization value of $2.16 billion, while CB&I is valued at $1.82 billion.
In 2000, Cisco become the most valuable company in the world with a market capitalization of $569 billion.
At that price, Nvidia would command a market capitalization $142.3 billion — about $40.5 billion above the company's current valuation.
With Berkshire's market capitalization hitting $460 billion, a lot of investments that would fit for Buffett are either too small to be worth it or in sectors that may not be in his wheelhouse.
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First Known Use of market capitalization
Financial Definition of MARKET CAPITALIZATION
What It Is
How It Works
Let's assume Company XYZ has 10,000,000 shares outstanding and the current share price is $9. Based on this information and the formula above, we can calculate that Company XYZ's market capitalization is $90 million (10,000,000 x $9 = $90 million).
Companies with less than $1 billion of market cap are generally regarded as small-cap companies. Large-cap companies usually have at least $8 billion of market cap. Companies in between are mid-cap companies.
Why It Matters
Thus market capitalization is a better measure of size than worth. This is why market capitalization is not the same as market value, which represents how much someone would actually be willing to pay for an asset (in this case, the entire company).
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