Health Management Associates Larger Than S&P 500 Component Newfield Exploration

( NYSE: HMA ), the market cap is now $3.39B, versus Newfield Exploration Co. ( NYSE: NFX ) at $3.20B. Special Offer: Try OLI Premium and get reports on Splits, Buybacks, and M&A daily Another reason market capitalization is important is where it places a company in terms of its size tier in relation to peers much like the way a mid-size sedan is typically compared to other mid-size sedans (and not SUVs). This can have a direct impact on which indices will include the stock, and which mutual funds and ETFs are willing to own the stock. For instance, a mutual fund that is focused solely on Large Cap stocks may for example only be interested in those companies sized $10 billion or larger.

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