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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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Clark Joseph Kent
29 Jan 15 18:05:39
#IBD Leaders With Rising Estimates $ILMN $SWKS (Thanks $AAPL) $AMBA $TSM $NXPI $EXR $CMG ($SHAK IPO) $ACT $RH $LCI http://t.co/eNXAelkwW7
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29 Jan 15 11:31:06
$APOG $LCI: New Insider Selling for January, 29th (AGR, APOG, ASC, ET, EZJ ...: http://t.co/r54N0zasXF
Sleek Money
29 Jan 15 07:49:15
Insider Selling: Lannett Company major shareholder David Farber Sells 7,500 Shares of Stock $LCI http://t.co/re1y7p9i0h
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29 Jan 15 07:31:03
$LCI: Lannett Company major shareholder David Farber Sells 7500 ...: http://t.co/FrRrEPKo1a
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29 Jan 15 07:30:44
Lannett Company major shareholder David Farber Sells 7,500 Shares $LCI http://t.co/J94Mz5oglw
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29 Jan 15 07:24:00
Lannett Company major shareholder David Farber Sells 7,500 Shares $LCI http://t.co/XANG5a8Pee
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29 Jan 15 07:23:33
Lannett Company Major Shareholder David Farber Sells $375,000 in $LCI http://t.co/d0g0eYpziq
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Lannett Company Major Shareholder David Farber Sells $375,000 in $LCI http://t.co/do8Dczmpzt
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29 Jan 15 06:52:06
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29 Jan 15 06:49:11
Insiders Buy the Holdings of XPH ETF $LCI #etfs http://t.co/zC9ipERRYc
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29 Jan 15 06:49:06
Insiders Buy the Holdings of XPH ETF $LCI #etfs: A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&... http://t.co/5Z45ICDrFr
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29 Jan 15 06:46:19
Covered $LCI short
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29 Jan 15 06:04:11
$LCI - Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) http://t.co/vx41MwZSAn
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29 Jan 15 05:59:10
$LCI: FARBER DAVID sold a net $375,000 in LANNETT CO INC. http://t.co/orx5kElANY
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29 Jan 15 05:58:05
$LCI: New Insider Transaction on LCI by 10%+ Owner FARBER DAVID: http://t.co/2qVG1lNkmv http://t.co/exirEi7Odc
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29 Jan 15 05:19:34
$LCI has 5 analyst ratings in the last 90 days. Median target: $60 (20% upside). View here: https://t.co/GCR6Y2Rr2V #LCI
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28 Jan 15 22:47:12
#Lannett : Posts Preliminary Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results http://t.co/cjQmhQZwL6 $LCI
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28 Jan 15 20:09:07
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mark dalmore
28 Jan 15 13:12:56
I remain short $LCI
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28 Jan 15 12:21:26
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28 Jan 15 10:29:11
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28 Jan 15 09:57:22
Canaccord Genuity Analysts Give Lannett Company a $73.00 Price Target $LCI http://t.co/wD0o8bIWUW
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28 Jan 15 09:03:31
$LCI Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI) Issues Q2 Earnings Guidance http://t.co/rjzgpRauuW
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28 Jan 15 08:42:13
Lannett Company Rating Reiterated by Oppenheimer $LCI http://t.co/DAC33H8DHd
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28 Jan 15 07:33:32
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28 Jan 15 07:15:22
This Man Turned $100 Into Over $10,000 In Just 30 Days! Proof Here http://t.co/SVqoMlijqL .. $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
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28 Jan 15 07:10:02
$LCI - 2nd appearance on Shooting Stars in the past 2 days - https://t.co/lDdmyWWB1h
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28 Jan 15 05:20:50
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28 Jan 15 05:20:50
2nd appearance on Shooting Stars in the past 2 days $LCI http://t.co/X4igJnMcwl
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28 Jan 15 04:27:20
Lannett Company, Inc. $LCI Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance http://t.co/05JSxYdKda
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27 Jan 15 19:22:42
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27 Jan 15 18:23:04
Bullishness in $LCI dropped 75.1% compared to past 48hr bullish average of 2.04 on a scale of 0-4
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27 Jan 15 15:10:48
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27 Jan 15 12:56:56
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27 Jan 15 11:36:35
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Edward Preston
27 Jan 15 11:34:01
RT @OMaxInvestments: $LCI in beast mode. Upside >$60 & in a hurry. Never discount the shorts nor the upgrades.
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27 Jan 15 11:28:05
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27 Jan 15 11:22:08
$LCI in beast mode. Upside >$60 & in a hurry. Never discount the shorts nor the upgrades.
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27 Jan 15 11:09:53
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27 Jan 15 10:51:36
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27 Jan 15 10:50:03
LANNETT CO INC $LCI 8-K now available
				
				
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