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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
Business News Now
20 Aug 14 09:31:03
$LCI: Investor Alert: Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) under Investigation over ... http://t.co/NmtIH5Ao3u http://t.co/QE4wjpoQRZ
US_proptrader
20 Aug 14 09:17:34
$EJ $EXAS $LCI $MOBI $PWRD $SCTY $SYF $TSL $YGE autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
Briefing.com
20 Aug 14 09:09:27
$LCI: Lannett comments on utilization of Digoxin; does not expect prescriptions of Digoxin to be significantly... http://t.co/SRwnU2pmrk
Ben Silverberg
20 Aug 14 09:04:17
Notable Nooner Movers: (Up) $SWIR +5.7% $MSG +3.0% $FFIV +2.4% $LCI +2.2% $HD +2.0% (Down ) $HTZ -9.6% $IDXX -3.1% $SLXP -2.1% $LZB -5.3%
US_proptrader
20 Aug 14 08:41:34
$ANR $CMCM $EJ $LCI $MBLY $MOBI $SFY $SGMS $TSL autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
The Fly
20 Aug 14 08:35:46
$LCI Lannett expects to launch Estradiol tablets within the next several months: Full Story http://t.co/QwEsdog9TM
4-traders.com
20 Aug 14 08:35:02
Lannett : to Acquire Two Generic Pharmaceutical Products http://t.co/4a01ybqups $LCI
mHealth Reporter
20 Aug 14 08:33:58
RT @BV_Healthcare: $LCI Lannett to Acquire Two Generic Pharmaceutical Products.. http://t.co/v4bRViYfpa
NASDAQ
20 Aug 14 08:31:11
$LCI - Lannett to Acquire Two Generic Pharmaceutical Products http://t.co/xIPnjFon41
BV Healthcare
20 Aug 14 08:30:16
$LCI Lannett to Acquire Two Generic Pharmaceutical Products.. http://t.co/v4bRViYfpa
US_proptrader
20 Aug 14 08:08:34
$ACHN $FOLD $ITMN $KNDI $LCI $MBLY $MOBI $PLUG $SWIR autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
Shirley Katz
20 Aug 14 08:05:31
$LCI Roller coaster action.
Market Monitor
20 Aug 14 07:30:24
$LCI: Lannett Comments on Utilization of Digoxin http://t.co/D3OYVtItKZ http://t.co/3DXnR3raVD
Golden Capital
20 Aug 14 07:16:17
@GoldenStockss Under-discovered/shorts-controlled value stocks r exceptions: $INSY & $LCI - Shares in float r limited.
Larry
20 Aug 14 07:08:53
trimmed $LCI 37.15 (35.50) and sold more $PBR 17.65 (15.51)
The Fly
20 Aug 14 07:08:32
$LCI Lannett does not expect study to significantly impact Digoxin sales: Full Story http://t.co/afoPR8jp6j
NASDAQ
20 Aug 14 07:08:03
$LCI - Lannett Comments on Utilization of Digoxin http://t.co/cx4ynTtv4g
BV Healthcare
20 Aug 14 07:06:04
$LCI Lannett Comments on Utilization of Digoxin.. http://t.co/FL6HhcrwVu
Mark Koenig, Jr.
20 Aug 14 06:05:44
RT @IncomeTraderz: Great trades today on $LCI played it short then flipped it for a reversal long >$1.00 both ways from our alert! http://t…
Ross Cameron (DTW)
20 Aug 14 06:03:28
63min of live trading yesterday on $HGSH, $LCI, $PETM, $RDEN - http://t.co/UWiugGDupL
Market Compass
20 Aug 14 05:30:40
$LCI: Dollar General soars on bid for Family Dollar http://t.co/l8XveBsr5b http://t.co/oDCPPOhQcp
Sicarius
20 Aug 14 05:28:23
@Stephanie_Link I sure found the sell off in $LCI very confusing. IDK
The Fly
20 Aug 14 04:57:00
$LCI Lannett digoxen use in clinics unlikely to change, says Canaccord: Full Story http://t.co/Amik24zaFh
Don Fishback
20 Aug 14 04:48:51
1 Day Increase in ATM IV (Point change) $KNDI, $LCI, $JCP, $DSW, $PRGO http://t.co/DR2KG0l1ah
OptionApps
20 Aug 14 04:48:51
1 Day Increase in ATM IV (Point change) $KNDI, $LCI, $JCP, $DSW, $PRGO http://t.co/ghztCckfQU
Ben Silverberg
20 Aug 14 03:34:08
Continuation plays in focus for Wednesday $FFIV $WBMD $TRN $EXAS with one eye on $SLXP $LCI to see 'what's up'
Income Traderz
19 Aug 14 23:58:14
Great trades today on $LCI played it short then flipped it for a reversal long >$1.00 both ways from our alert! http://t.co/g8XvWtX4bp
Stock Updates
19 Aug 14 19:30:27
$LCI: Lannett Expects Fiscal 2014 Financial Results to Far Exceed Prior Year http://t.co/QLDlOAlSS2 http://t.co/wUWUNVv7NS
Heyoka;╪ͥͥͥͥͥͥͥͥͥͥͥ
19 Aug 14 18:37:08
RT @gibsonsingley: Lannett Sinks On Safety, Pricing Worries Over Generic Heart Drug $LCI #RenewUI #fireboehner week 36 crisis in US Econom…
Kathleen
19 Aug 14 18:32:46
Lannett Sinks On Safety, Pricing Worries Over Generic Heart Drug $LCI #RenewUI #fireboehner week 36 crisis in US Economy & Communities
TradingWins.com
19 Aug 14 18:24:13
Our Favorite Trade Setup of 2014 http://t.co/YHARUb5ZFD #stocks $AAPL $GOOGL $TSLA $AMZN $CMG $HTZ $YOKU $ACHN $TASR $PETM $HD $LCI $ZPIN
Sam Sid
19 Aug 14 15:57:33
"@daytradingshrink: $LCI Here you go all. the infamous 100,000share 1 second trade that didnt move the stock 1penny http://t.co/az5AhuhTy4"
Bidness Etc
19 Aug 14 15:47:40
This Is Why #Lannett Tanked Today http://t.co/K94G1uOQtE $LCI
Kevin Kennedy
19 Aug 14 14:17:30
Here's the Barchart Top 100 recent tradeable bottoms list: $HZNP $ANIP $AMKR $MARK $LCI $QTWW $SOXL (ETF) $PAH $FNHC
Livevol Community
19 Aug 14 12:58:55
Gainers: $SKH+19.51% $AMWD+17.24% $SLXP+12.25% Losers: $RDEN-23.51% $JMEI-11.54% $LCI-10.52% Stock Movers Report: http://t.co/MImGl1YFt4
Business News
19 Aug 14 12:30:45
$LCI: Lannett to Present at the Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference on August 13 http://t.co/0nEOhmnHsh http://t.co/B3cHYJhWA2
Beating the Market
19 Aug 14 12:16:30
New post: Do you like gambling? if yes... read this $LCI http://t.co/Rcwwn0DNrg
Sarcasm Bot
19 Aug 14 12:11:14
$LCI From a buy to a hold
Jamie Lissette
19 Aug 14 12:04:08
$LCI, hammerstone scoop certainly stopped the decline and jumped it a couple %
PsychSignal
19 Aug 14 12:03:57
120.0% increased bearish conversations in $LCI in the past 1 hour.
Large Void Bot
19 Aug 14 12:00:13
Popular: $LCI, $SLXP, $EBAY, $PCLN, $WDC, $GOOGL, $HAL, $PSX, $GPK, $MSFT
Income Traderz
19 Aug 14 11:57:38
Nailed the reversal on $LCI for a $1.40 the other way.. crushing it today..follow us! $SPY
Zachary Prensky
19 Aug 14 11:57:38
$LCI selloff on CrHall. d/g plus lack of visibility on AG Digox. investigation overdone Will see addl ANDAs expanding sales pipe. Am long
VisualStock Resource
19 Aug 14 11:50:31
$LCI down -10.47% today! Check out this trade http://t.co/haiUefBeYj I made 9.73% on $FSPM JOIN US LIVE: http://t.co/hRcCx7XOWO
Jamie Lissette
19 Aug 14 11:43:11
$LCI , we have a scoop
TV_Trading Ideas
19 Aug 14 11:37:30
Ichimoku clound resistance. $LCI http://t.co/ehTaf9Gnsq
Financial Headlines
19 Aug 14 11:30:40
$LCI: Trader's Recap: Lannett Company (NYSE:LCI), Microvision Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS ... http://t.co/0HSaUwjsyE http://t.co/6MqIDomAej
Golden Capital
19 Aug 14 11:28:39
$LCI classic short-covering scheme. I am still in the green & my shares r not stolen. I have seen enough of this.
Sam Sid
19 Aug 14 11:27:45
@SuperStockGuru $LCI considering the current market and yesterday news. this should have been up 5$ to 45 instead down 5$ to 35.
Larry
19 Aug 14 11:27:05
added $LCI 35.50, thank you to whomever is tanking the price
				
				
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