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MARKET CAPITALIZATION or MARKET CAP

The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures. Frequently referred to as "market cap."

Definition: The market value of a company's outstanding shares.
Calculation: Stock Price x Shares Outstanding
Data: Shares outstanding are reported in annual and quarterly filings on balance sheets
Example: AAPL (Apple, Inc.) $467.01 x 939.06 Million Shares = $439.52 Billion on February 14, 2012
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