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Meet the Small-Cap Stars who are Outperforming Today's Healthcare Market

By  +Follow November 19, 2013 11:44AM
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For investors, especially those with a knack for stock-picking, 2013 has been a banner year. But while the perception of less risk in equities has been one of the most significant factors in the impressive gains that have been made, relatively little attention has been devoted to how this has played out in healthcare.

Just as the tech industry is currently being turned on its head by the advent of mobile and cloud technology, and the oil & gas industry has dramatically changed as a result of the shale rush, the healthcare industry looks to be undergoing its own transformation as the focus turns to targeted treatments for ever-more specific and challenging diseases.

In all three cases, industry trends have been reflected in part through the performance of small-cap companies. For investors looking for high-returning prospects, the trick is in knowing how to sift through the data in order to find the companies with the kind of sound fundamentals that are best-suited to the direction in which their respective markets are heading.

Enter Equities.com’s Small Cap Stars series, a fundamentals-based research tool designed to help self-directed investors beat the crowds to some of the most promising small-cap equity vehicles around.

When it comes to the small-caps in healthcare, a good metric by which to judge performance is the PowerShares S&P Small-Cap Health Care ETF ($PSCH), whose returns seek to track the price and yield of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Capped Health Care Index. PSCH is up about 50 percent on the year, to $53.15.

By contrast, here are some of the Small-Cap Stars who have outperformed the PSCH by a factor of at least two:

 

Lannett Co. Inc. (LCI)

Industry: Drug Manufacturers - Other

Market-Cap: $793.40 million

Price: $28.34

Year-to-Date Performance: + 456 percent

 

STAAR Surgical Company (STAA)

Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies

Market-Cap: $494.20 million

Price: $13.03

Year-to-Date Performance: + 120 percent

 

NuVasive Inc. (NUVA)

Industry: Medical Appliances & Equipment

Market-Cap: $1.43 billion

Price: $32.60

Year-to-Date Performance: +107 percent

 

Rochester Medical Corp. (ROCM)

Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies

Market-Cap: $247 million

Price: $20

Year-to-Date Performance: +98 percent

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions.


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Results for LCI
Ben Silverberg
2 Sep 14 09:10:34
$LCI ContSymTriangle forming nicely, S 37.83, R 40.53, on watch for B/O direction
4-traders.com
2 Sep 14 06:05:17
Lannett : NYSE:LCI) Investor Alert: Lawsuit Alleges False and Misleading Statements http://t.co/kofzrzPgze $LCI
Charts 123
2 Sep 14 03:40:02
Buy Signal: $CSCD $ENG $FORM $LCI $MY $OPHT $PAM $PER $PES $TGS $UIHC http://t.co/bONOmP35xu #stocks
Business News
2 Sep 14 00:30:30
$LCI: Update: Lannett Earnings - Encouraging Fiscal 2015 Guidance (LCI) http://t.co/4EKiMzbx58 http://t.co/AB2KFTc2rd
Sam Sid
1 Sep 14 23:46:25
$LCI price breaks out above the upper trendline,increase in volume, confirming the pattern http://t.co/3tw6cfiTRg
4-traders.com
1 Sep 14 23:45:25
Lannett : Posts Financial Results for Fiscal 2014 http://t.co/7mZwG1Fa56 $LCI
4-traders.com
1 Sep 14 23:45:11
Lannett : Releases 4th Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results http://t.co/xnGBvst9k8 $LCI
4-traders.com
1 Sep 14 23:45:05
Lannett : Reports 4Q and Full Year Financial Results http://t.co/fL3o75RdLi $LCI
Sam Sid
1 Sep 14 23:43:17
$LCI price broken upward out of a consolidation period,suggesting continuation of the prior uptrend. http://t.co/mMUqbSc44x
Stock Headlines
1 Sep 14 07:30:32
$LCI: Lannett Comments on Utilization of Digoxin http://t.co/oP45VM3iE8 http://t.co/nJowZJ4fiD
Wall Street News
1 Sep 14 06:30:38
$LCI: Oppenheimer Cuts Lannett Company Price Target to $51.00 (LCI) http://t.co/racmXVG4q2 http://t.co/Fz65E71vd7
Sarcasm Bot
1 Sep 14 06:08:46
$LCI Selling are dry up , weak hand are gone , stop loss are gone only shorties try to cover cheap share
Large Void Bot
1 Sep 14 06:00:27
Popular: $FANG, $ATHL, $ATVI, $MDVN, $LCI, $RIO, $AXAS, $YHOO, $TMUS, $AAP
FlashRatings
1 Sep 14 05:26:54
The 10 best analyst rated stocks last week: $SPLK $AVGO $MCUR $VTTI $MBLY $TSL $AAVL $MRNS $MON $LCI https://t.co/iU8lRdgo3C
InterCooler
1 Sep 14 05:20:09
Lannett Company Lifted to Outperform at Zacks $LCI http://t.co/IPmeMJIvBE
WKRB News
1 Sep 14 03:44:19
Oppenheimer Cuts Lannett Company Price Target to $51.00 $LCI http://t.co/WJX8fPtIxy
Charts 123
1 Sep 14 03:40:02
Buy Signal: $CSCD $ENG $FORM $LCI $MY $OPHT $PAM $PER $PES $SYPR $TGS http://t.co/nEU6biQz8Y #stocks
Financial News
31 Aug 14 18:30:41
$LCI: Lannett Achieves Stellar Financial Results for Fiscal 2014 http://t.co/jk9aExuN2l http://t.co/mr6zdCxp0K
Financial Headlines
31 Aug 14 13:30:33
$LCI: Dollar General soars on bid for Family Dollar http://t.co/r4Ftxn6nmE http://t.co/1iFWMdFcxH
Ben Silverberg
31 Aug 14 10:35:47
$LCI Continuation Diamond, B/O consolidation period, S 37.83, above R 41.27 opens path to 44.61, PT 55.00-59.00 http://t.co/eMmJrRRJhV
Stock Signaling
31 Aug 14 10:01:04
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Investor Wand
31 Aug 14 04:18:13
Christopher Holterhoff of Oppenheimer & Co. thinks $LCI is worth $51:http://t.co/RwLgVBMpln
Business Updates
30 Aug 14 21:30:32
$LCI: Today's Dead Cat Bounce Stock Is Lannett (LCI) http://t.co/Mbl1D9MqW2 http://t.co/7xzh9Gst5G
Wall Street News
30 Aug 14 20:30:30
$LCI: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Against Lannett ... http://t.co/oUyDaxWXYw http://t.co/7qGkKqqqtr
Wall Street News
30 Aug 14 19:30:39
$LCI: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Against Lannett ... http://t.co/oUyDaxWXYw http://t.co/pbATvxxoI4
Stock Signaling
30 Aug 14 19:01:15
Upgrades: $LBMH $EXH $CMG $HNT $ARG $AGCO $OVTI $BLDR $DSW $SEMG $LCI $CTL $CHU $GOLD $COT http://t.co/Vtx6dLy0Nw #stockpicks #markets #nyse
Stock Signaling
30 Aug 14 10:01:04
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Market Monitor
30 Aug 14 04:30:32
$LCI: Lannett Company Earns Outperform Rating from Oppenheimer (LCI) http://t.co/ufeIaxtoNo http://t.co/ov6j1Cp1JJ
Stock Signaling
29 Aug 14 19:31:13
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Stock Signaling
29 Aug 14 19:01:30
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Financial News
29 Aug 14 16:30:34
$LCI: Lannett to Acquire Two Generic Pharmaceutical Products http://t.co/DhO3vLriXq http://t.co/WQIIdFhtdy
Stock Signaling
29 Aug 14 15:31:28
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Daily Contracts
29 Aug 14 14:13:02
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from Lannett Co Inc $LCI http://t.co/c2xkwYVpeA
TV_Trading Ideas
29 Aug 14 11:51:09
LCI Daily $LCI http://t.co/tzBORhxX6A
Financial News
29 Aug 14 11:30:39
$LCI: Lannett to Acquire Two Generic Pharmaceutical Products http://t.co/DhO3vLriXq http://t.co/MXDgwH7e7J
Sam Sid
29 Aug 14 11:20:32
Commented on StockTwits: what do you think is a good Option Strategies to take with $LCI at this point and price? http://t.co/RhciLfb8ss
Golden Capital
29 Aug 14 11:16:44
$LCI is so heavily handled by the MMs & short funds, it hasn't seen the day light yet. But it will soon in a big way. http://t.co/fmthIIOb2w
Stock Signaling
29 Aug 14 10:31:24
Top Upgrades: $SANM $AGCO $BRC $THI $OVTI $DSW $LCI $SEMG $CRH $CHL $COT $ARUN $GOLD $BMO $HTH http://t.co/Vtx6dLy0Nw #trading #stock #mkt
Sam Sid
29 Aug 14 08:49:05
$LCI Roth Capital Maintains Buy rating Following FY4Q14 Results, Raises PT To $47
Jack Trader
29 Aug 14 08:30:32
$LCI Update: Lannett Earnings - Encouraging Fiscal 2015 Guidance (LCI) http://t.co/McgboMaIBL
mHealth Reporter
29 Aug 14 08:25:19
RT @BV_Healthcare: $LCI Lannett Co Inc files Form 10-K (Annual Reports) SEC Filing.. http://t.co/lD78TNYlOG
BV Healthcare
29 Aug 14 08:22:06
$LCI Lannett Co Inc files Form 10-K (Annual Reports) SEC Filing.. http://t.co/lD78TNYlOG
Companies in News
29 Aug 14 07:31:00
$LCI: LANNETT CO INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition http://t.co/wjPVLVtswL http://t.co/rZAEHsB8qY
casey rauschenberg
29 Aug 14 07:13:08
"@ConsumerFeed: Lannett Company upgraded by Zacks to outperform. $43.00 PT. http://t.co/cTUpCFVm4N $LCI #LCI" sweet#investing #KingJames
Ticker Report
29 Aug 14 04:57:47
Lannett Company PT Lowered to $51.00 $LCI http://t.co/l8novhv6ma
Sleek Money
29 Aug 14 04:53:03
Zacks Upgrades Lannett Company to “Outperform” $LCI http://t.co/Jov4YWiqkT
Stock News Guru
29 Aug 14 00:30:33
$LCI: Lannett Company Stock Rating Lowered by Craig Hallum (LCI) http://t.co/ImzYD4J3mR http://t.co/mxQOVe9Yn1
Business News Watch
28 Aug 14 23:30:41
$LCI: Rigrodsky & Long, PA Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has ... http://t.co/oitPGvRJPG http://t.co/7mVqgSt9JR
TipRanks
28 Aug 14 23:21:47
5-star analyst Scott Henry from Roth Capital maintained a BUY rating on $LCI. Scott has a 61.4% success rate http://t.co/TG4M0gaJPb
Stock Signaling
28 Aug 14 22:31:13
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