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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
Trader Bob
31 Oct 14 07:32:57
Friday Dow opens + 130 and we at +$12,213 $JRJC $LCI $NBIX $RDN $SCTY $PRTA http://t.co/QJa54FTmOK
Thomas Collins
31 Oct 14 07:30:39
$LCI EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Lannett Company, Inc. Investors of ... http://t.co/Pe4RWnYIpn
Trader Bob
31 Oct 14 07:30:05
Friday Dow opens + 130 and we at +$12,213 $JRJC $LCI $NBIX $RDN $SCTY $PRTA http://t.co/g15FzC6cig
Nate Solberg
31 Oct 14 07:28:56
$LCI triggers IBD 8-week hold rule yesterday. Holding Dec 50 calls.
Trader Bob
31 Oct 14 07:28:52
Friday Dow opens + 130 and we at +$12,213 $JRJC $LCI $NBIX $RDN $SCTY $PRTA http://t.co/OXjkmp02Rk
Large Void Bot
31 Oct 14 06:38:14
New 52wk Highs: $AIV $KRC $LCI $PLL $SBAC
US_proptrader
31 Oct 14 06:26:16
$AEGR $LCI autocharts @ http://t.co/hj7PGeTQk3
Penny Stock Secret
31 Oct 14 06:15:38
The Hottest Way to Make Millions From Stock Market.Click HERE http://t.co/SVqoMkrw2z .. $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
StatArbX
31 Oct 14 05:54:05
Alert: Buy (1) LCI on 10/30/2014 Pattern: Blue Sky (Breakout), Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Watchlist: CANSLIM $LCI
Stockaholics
31 Oct 14 05:42:41
Our Penny Stock Newsletter Alert On MGON Closed up 112.5% Today! Major News: http://t.co/gDCrqEFOy6 $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
equities.com
31 Oct 14 05:38:30
Lannett Co. Inc. (LCI) Hits New 52-week High During October 30 Session $LCI http://t.co/O2uMSeMbIR
A. Leach
31 Oct 14 03:10:13
RT @_JohnWalsh_: 31/10/14 Long Watch List Part 2 $ED $ETR $EXR $FAF $GEO $HCN $HD $HR $HRL $IRF $ITC $ITW $JAH $JWN $KR $LB $LCI $LM $LOW $…
Stockaholics
31 Oct 14 01:39:03
Our Penny Stock Newsletter Alert On MGON Closed up 112.5% Today! Major News: http://t.co/dvxYQnSJab $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
jatinam
30 Oct 14 20:09:11
RT @IBD_KShreve: Drugmaker Lannett triggered IBD's 8-wk hold rule today for handling fast movers http://t.co/dgGbo6dZB6 $LCI
Stockaholics
30 Oct 14 20:08:48
Our Penny Stock Newsletter Alert On MGON Closed up 112.5% Today! Major News: http://t.co/dvxYQnSJab $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
BlackCabbieTrader
30 Oct 14 19:29:37
31/10/14 Long Watch List Part 2 $ED $ETR $EXR $FAF $GEO $HCN $HD $HR $HRL $IRF $ITC $ITW $JAH $JWN $KR $LB $LCI $LM $LOW $MAR $MCO $MMC
Henry@Futurist
30 Oct 14 18:49:22
Stocks Overcome Weak Start, Post Respectable Gains http://t.co/vtZlKidhNV #IBDNews via @IBDinvestors $V $CELG $BCC $AKRX $LCI $ORLY
equities.com
30 Oct 14 16:41:26
Lannett Co. Inc. (LCI) Jumps 6.48% on October 30 $LCI http://t.co/MYSRqQ3dd3
TML Trader
30 Oct 14 16:22:08
New highs from the medical sector: $CELG $GILD $LCI $ACHC $ILMN
Ken Shreve
30 Oct 14 15:44:43
Drugmaker Lannett triggered IBD's 8-wk hold rule today for handling fast movers http://t.co/dgGbo6dZB6 $LCI
InterCooler
30 Oct 14 15:07:05
Lannett Company $LCI Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday http://t.co/j6tGvnfUad
US Banking News
30 Oct 14 14:41:05
Lannett Company $LCI Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday http://t.co/yLhtxebsms
Harry Walkman
30 Oct 14 14:30:55
$LCI A Small-Cap Buy That's Not So Spooky (LCI) http://t.co/nfQDgaCigP
monestsignalen
30 Oct 14 12:20:03
#aandelen Sterke technische aandelen on the move - http://t.co/0X20uPbNL3 $TTWO $LCI $AGIO
DontTakeLosses
30 Oct 14 12:14:24
absurd moves in individual stocks $SLCA -10% $LCI +10% .. dicey market
Bill Gunderson
30 Oct 14 10:25:23
$LCI absolutely blasting off today. I just wrote about it yesterday for Seeking Alpha. http://t.co/ZvoOPgTOwc I am long
nixon786
30 Oct 14 10:25:07
$LCI
DrTroy McHenry
30 Oct 14 10:15:27
$LCI stock going nuts on earnings and medication approval #stocks #WallStreet
Stockaholics
30 Oct 14 10:07:06
VIICQ Closed up 75% Yesterday! Special Update: http://t.co/8A33lxh1RR $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
Ben Silverberg
30 Oct 14 09:34:36
$LCI StO Dec 60.00 Covered Calls for 2.05 Premium, generating cash; remain a L/T holder of Common.
Media Sentiment
30 Oct 14 09:08:17
$LCI received a new alert. Find out why at http://t.co/5udYd0Ofs6 #stocks #daytrading #trading #mkt #NYSE #NASDAQ #markets 462
Briefing.com
30 Oct 14 09:07:12
Lannett (LCI) is a generic drugmaker that has been making a strong move, fueled by price increases http://t.co/GiykGNBnLI $LCI
DarvasTrader.com
30 Oct 14 09:06:17
New highs again for $LCI. This stock has been moving FAST since its 10/23 breakout.
Alexander Morris
30 Oct 14 09:06:04
$LCI: 3mRunaway+:1 [+4%,.3%offHi], allTFs+; TLM:1.8; ILM:1.4, PrvClGap-[-0.5%], 1YrHi+ATHi, DyVol:352T:0.4x:0.4x, DyRng:5.4%:1.1x:1.3x,
Sleek Money
30 Oct 14 08:52:21
Insider Selling: Lannett Company major shareholder Unloads 7,500 Shares of Stock $LCI http://t.co/WRfoPtvOH7
Ben Silverberg
30 Oct 14 08:44:58
$LCI StO June '15 60.00 Covered Calls for Premium at 5.75, generating cash; remain Long Common.
Ben Silverberg
30 Oct 14 07:49:04
$LCI no takers on StO Dec 60.00 Covered Calls bid at 2.05, Common up 3.4% to 54.25
Stockaholics
29 Oct 14 23:30:17
$MLCG closed up 166.67% today! Huge News: http://t.co/JxSMla9Afn $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
Otto Max Investments
29 Oct 14 19:44:37
http://t.co/Yo6ozeivwk Better link. $LCI
Otto Max Investments
29 Oct 14 19:41:34
Charts foretell the news? In the case of $LCI.http://t.co/a8LoJVpS94
Stockaholics
29 Oct 14 19:30:43
$MLCG closed up 166.67% today! Huge News: http://t.co/JxSMla9Afn $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
TV_Trading Ideas
29 Oct 14 18:43:52
Working its way back up for median line $LCI http://t.co/O9NHRJspyG
WKRB News
29 Oct 14 18:08:11
Insider Selling: Lannett Company major shareholder Sells 7,500 Shares of Stock $LCI http://t.co/zz9RwslD2L
Gennady Kupershteyn
29 Oct 14 17:54:38
Will #FED Extinguish Rally It Ignited http://t.co/AQ9Ug1CPME -- $AAPL $LCI $REGN $ILMN $BIDU $PSXP $CUZ $AVP $BTU $SPY $QQQ $ES_F $NQ_F
Ticker Report
29 Oct 14 17:14:25
Lannett Company major shareholder Unloads $375,000 in Stock $LCI http://t.co/xGyiB1n6Ol
equities.com
29 Oct 14 17:12:33
Lannett Co. Inc. (LCI) Hits New 52-week High During October 28 Session $LCI http://t.co/6OO9r9Jr3u
Kevin
29 Oct 14 16:56:02
RT @_JohnWalsh_: 29/10/14 Long Watch List Part 2 $CVS $CXW $DFT $EIX $EXR $FAF $FB $FISV $GEO $GPN $HCN $HD $HR $IBN $IRM $ITC $ITW $JAH $K…
TickerChirp
29 Oct 14 15:46:07
Most Popular Tweets Pertaining to $LCI (Lannett Co Inc symbol LCI) on 10/29/2014 http://t.co/SwUXWoNkqJ
TradingMyway
29 Oct 14 14:39:37
RT @Briefingcom: $LCI: Lannett receives FDA approval for Letrozole tablets USP 2.5 mg http://t.co/PyUVbHnC65
Briefing.com
29 Oct 14 13:30:58
$LCI: Lannett receives FDA approval for Letrozole tablets USP 2.5 mg http://t.co/PyUVbHnC65
				
				
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