Definitions for "Blue Chips"
This term is derived from poker where blue chips hold the most value. Blue chips in the stock market are stocks with the best market capitalization in the marketplace.
The stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The shares of a company known for several salient characteristics: a) strong management team; b) corporate leadership; c) a consistent history of earnings and dividend payments; and d) stable and good future prospect. Its share price is usually expensive.
Products with high gross profits and high turnover on the shelves.
Used to describe the leading U.S. companies of the highest quality.
A term used to describe large, established and creditworthy companies. These firms generally have widely accepted use of their products or services and many are household names.