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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
Chasing Stars
24 Oct 14 01:04:09
$TRTC Investor Opinions Click Here: http://t.co/hzZby7pXeg Also See: $LCI $ZSL $CAT $AEMD ~
Investors Hangout
24 Oct 14 00:23:38
$SVFC Prev Close Click Here: http://t.co/BTfMVMvxwr Also See: $LCI $F $MYEC $SPXL ~
Vizimi Stocks
23 Oct 14 22:52:24
Thursday 10/23 News: $LCI closed up 10+% #NYSE #stocks
Chasing Stars
23 Oct 14 21:35:38
$INCC Short Sales Click Here: http://t.co/ZLPpN1y2K8 Also See: $USO $LCI $EFA $EBAY ~
Stock Forums
23 Oct 14 20:24:18
$HEMP Investor Opinions Click Here: http://t.co/jvtPeqoCfZ Also See: $OSLH $PMBSD $AUY $LCI ~
Investors Hangout
23 Oct 14 19:38:29
$GWPC Volume Click Here: http://t.co/dzrvEBGMpw Also See: $LCI $AMBA $AKRX $GRCU ~
Henry@Futurist
23 Oct 14 18:42:23
Five Leading Stocks Stage Breakouts As Market Rallies http://t.co/ED3rjneRpJ #IBDNews via @IBDinvestors $AKRX $LCI $ORLY $AAP $ILMN
Michael Lamothe
23 Oct 14 17:56:43
Stocks from our Top 10 & Ready List appearing in tonights SHOOTING STARS: http://t.co/KvJd8pTjQu $TYL $LCI $EEFT notes/analysis included
Chasing Stars
23 Oct 14 17:46:59
$COHO Company Info Click Here: http://t.co/QTegowEd1a Also See: $GMCR $PANW $SBOTF $LCI ~
12Stocks.com
23 Oct 14 16:05:20
SmallCap #Stocks Trend $COCO $SCSS $LCI $OSTK $OFLX $LGND $SMCI $CRAI $KYTH $RGLS $BLUE $OSIS $TMH more@ http://t.co/Giravo3fg9
equities.com
23 Oct 14 15:19:51
Lannett Co. Inc. (LCI) Jumps 10.24% on October 23 $LCI http://t.co/9KviVve1SZ
Instrumental Data
23 Oct 14 13:57:00
LANNETT CO INC $LCI 8-K now available
Stockaholics
23 Oct 14 13:54:13
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Stock Relay
23 Oct 14 13:54:09
$PANW Tick Click Here: http://t.co/ePFxzdziHH Also See: $LCI $XIV $MBLY $KORS ~
Ben Silverberg
23 Oct 14 13:31:16
Notable mover today, $LCI "gapped up and jumped 10%" on prelim release Q3 EPS of 0.91-0.94 vs est 0.77, revs 93M vs est 90.7M.
John Turner
23 Oct 14 13:02:02
$LCI EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Lannett Company, Inc. Investors of ... http://t.co/bJ7wCFLtNV
TheStreet Alerts
23 Oct 14 12:31:25
Why Lannett $LCI Stock Is Surging Today http://t.co/qcfPht7vq4
Steve Wallinga
23 Oct 14 11:44:55
Wading back in w/ a little $EPAM. Watching $LCI, $FB.
Investors Hangout
23 Oct 14 11:13:35
Jake13: $LCI Opinion Today Click here to find out if $LCI http://t.co/YkdItyYdni
Investors Hangout
23 Oct 14 11:13:33
Jake13: $LCI Opinion Today Click here to find out if $LCI http://t.co/zVun1k8XoS
Stock Relay
23 Oct 14 11:01:42
$MINE Quotes Click Here: http://t.co/YF21ZLdRNe Also See: $BAC $UVXY $LCI $AMBA ~
Stock Relay
23 Oct 14 10:56:59
$LCI News Click Here: http://t.co/YacFQOmzd7 Also See: $LNKD $UTX $ILMN $BAC ~
Jake13
23 Oct 14 10:52:11
$LCI Opinion Today Click here to find out if $LCI is a buy hold or sell. Watching these stocks. $ERX $SLV $EWZ http://t.co/yHc7gnY8vu
Stock Relay
23 Oct 14 10:49:48
$LCI Dividend Click Here: http://t.co/J5pllSNDDP Also See: $ABX $YPF $MLNX $JPM ~
Chris Wong
23 Oct 14 10:12:21
Commented on StockTwits: $LCI been on a tear lately. If i knew more about the company I would've bought, but I do... http://t.co/yPrGxYTh8u
Stock Relay
23 Oct 14 10:10:58
$LCI Shares Click Here: http://t.co/TuukTok0R3 Also See: $MJNA $LNKD $MNKD $DIS ~
Media Sentiment
23 Oct 14 09:25:25
$LCI received a new alert. Find out why at http://t.co/nZwqRf3BRT #stocks #daytrading #trading #mkt #NYSE #NASDAQ #markets 493
wal
23 Oct 14 09:25:19
RT @IBD_KShreve: Lannett Co. -->cup w/ handle breakout $LCI via @marketsmith http://t.co/Y9aWjyvAlJ
MarketSmith
23 Oct 14 09:23:09
RT @IBD_KShreve: Lannett Co. -->cup w/ handle breakout $LCI via @marketsmith http://t.co/Y9aWjyvAlJ
Lauren Holmes
23 Oct 14 09:19:06
(Up) $LCI +9.8% $KMX +7.5% $ORLY +6.8% $CVTI +5.6% Read our recommendations here http://t.co/IhJaUAjPfb
MarketCurrents
23 Oct 14 09:08:02
Lannett announces preliminary FQ1 results, full report on November 3 http://t.co/5PpQ5xMCFN $LCI
Stockaholics
23 Oct 14 09:07:26
Our Penny Stock Picks Gained 371% In 2 Weeks! Get Our Next Pick Early: http://t.co/z2noBUWrEP $GTT $GTU $LCI $CCF
Stock Picks
23 Oct 14 09:01:52
Nice bounce on $LCI
OptionsPlay
23 Oct 14 09:00:09
$LCI crossed above resistance today with a bullish trend a technical score of 10 http://t.co/H0kDHsYw2T
12Stocks.com
23 Oct 14 08:54:33
SmallCap #Stocks Trend $COCO $ZAZA $SCSS $LCI $MDP $OSTK $SUNE $SMCI $POZN $MANH $CAMP $ERII $BC $HLX more@ http://t.co/Giravo3fg9
Ben Silverberg
23 Oct 14 08:52:05
Notable Noontime Movers: (Up) $LCI +9.8% $KMX +7.5% $ORLY +6.8% $CVTI +5.6% (Down) $YELP -18.9% $AIRM -15.3% $UTEK -16.3% $CAB -10.1%
Stock Picks
23 Oct 14 08:40:30
$LCI making huge drop
lookn4wins
23 Oct 14 08:37:17
$EFA 50 Simple Moving Average $EFA Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $KO $JNK $XLF $ACT $LCI $AB http://t.co/CRciL72EAD
Peter Bardens
23 Oct 14 08:30:56
$LCI Is Lannett Company (LCI) a Great Growth Stock? http://t.co/IFiIePhNQD
IH News Desk
23 Oct 14 08:22:11
$DUST Market Cap Click Here: http://t.co/MDQF7FaWfy Also See: $DIA $LCI $SWRF $SPXS ~
Trader Bob
23 Oct 14 08:18:54
Thursday 90 minutes in DOW + 248 and we are + $ 5K $VIPS $LCI http://t.co/TTuqtOizgU
Trader Bob
23 Oct 14 08:17:14
Thursday 90 minutes in DOW + 248 and we are + $ 5K $VIPS $LCI http://t.co/XXnJLGeT5H
Ken Shreve
23 Oct 14 08:16:38
Lannett Co. -->cup w/ handle breakout $LCI via @marketsmith http://t.co/Y9aWjyvAlJ
Trader Bob
23 Oct 14 08:15:28
Thursday 90 minutes in DOW + 248 and we are + $ 5K $VIPS $LCI http://t.co/mSV4US0LCj
Stock Relay
23 Oct 14 08:06:22
$IRBT Ask Click Here: http://t.co/CRhHHXEg2I Also See: $KNDI $LCI $HAL $TBT ~
nixon786
23 Oct 14 08:01:48
RT @avidresearch: damn $LCI
Ben Silverberg
23 Oct 14 08:01:22
$LCI up +10.6% after issuing rosy prelim Q3 numbers, guiding sales and earnings well above est projections; reports 11/03. Long Position
avidresearch
23 Oct 14 08:01:02
damn $LCI
Trader Bob
23 Oct 14 08:00:57
Thursday PRICE EXPLOSION in LANNETT CO. INC. now up over 10 % $LCI http://t.co/YSyGDfIic1
Trader Bob
23 Oct 14 07:58:42
Thursday PRICE EXPLOSION in LANNETT CO. INC. now up over 10 % $LCI http://t.co/QTNZqZ63TT
				
				
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