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Small-Cap Stars: The Best Consumer Goods Stocks

  +Follow October 16, 2013 3:44PM
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Small-cap stocks can be an attractive investment opportunity, as they stand a much larger chance of experiencing astronomical growth than a more stable, less volatile mid or large cap. However, with that volatility comes increased risk. Even in a sector as historically popular with investors as consumer goods, small-cap investments need to be chosen wisely.

Looking for statistically meaningful correlation between small-cap success and small-cap bust out, Equities.com’s research team has created the Small-Cap Stars project.

In their research, the research team identified five significant metrics for identifying strong consumer goods stocks. They are companies that meet benchmarks set in these categories:

  • Firm Value: This barometer gauges the size and longer-term health of the business.
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  • Reinvestment: This metric measures how much of the company earnings are invested back into the business, except this figure is not standardized for company size.
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  • ROIC: High return on invested capital means that management is spending money wisely to grow the business.
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  • Capital Expenditures (Negative): Consumer goods is generally not a capital-intensive industry, so a number above average could indicate that the company is not spending their money efficiently.
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  • Fixed Assets/Total Assets: A ratio indicating what portion of the company's total assets are tangible long-term assets. A higher ratio suggests more stability.
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And here are the best performing YTD Small-Cap Consumer Goods Stars:

Kandi Technologies Group (KNDI) The best-performing of the Equities.com Small-Cap Stars, Chinese electric vehicle maker Kandi Technologies has popped this year as green products continue to take hold in the public consciousness. Kandi scored a major win just a few days prior, as the Chinese government announced subsidies for electric carmakers.

Kandi is up 96.71 percent on the year.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (HY) This company designs and manufactures lift trucks (AKA forklifts) and aftermarket parts under two brands names – Hyster; and Yale. Hyster-Yale IPOed in 2012 after it was spun off from Nacco Industries (NC) , a company that has been in business for one hundred years.

Hyster-Yale is up 83.86 percent on the year.

Electronics for Imaging (EFII) This Forster City, Ca.-headquartered company manufactures parts for color digital printers. The company roundly beat earnings per share expectations in the second quarter of 2013, and will post third quarter earnings before the bell on Oct 17.

Electronics for Imaging is up 73.04 percent on the year.

Federal Signal (FSS) Security alarm maker Federal Signal has been in business since 1901. In addition to making alarms and other security devices, its various subsidiaries manufacture a wide array of industrial cleaning products, notably sewer cleaners, water blasters, and industrial vacuums.

Federal Signal is up 68.41 percent on the year.

Results for KNDI
Franco Clark
18 Apr 14 13:30:36
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/251lSxvsOS
Jaydan Gelson
18 Apr 14 12:29:32
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/hXyAGcOL9j
Orson Gunnero
18 Apr 14 11:17:18
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/F0qtmdTSCG
damnmaxims
18 Apr 14 08:57:51
$KNDI What is going on today, it is like the markets are closed
Hui Veal
18 Apr 14 07:54:13
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/QAsXYxKXWP
Derald Muniz
18 Apr 14 06:52:29
50/50 Basket member $KNDI looks ready to test this Horz Supp line now. Time for a Bear Collar http://t.co/uFv8fmK90k
Insider Trade Alerts
18 Apr 14 04:22:31
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/MkREdMQvwG
Adria Mosley
18 Apr 14 04:02:44
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/QZ9OGrmXgc
Stock_Tracker
18 Apr 14 01:40:30
Kandi Technolgies (KNDI) 11.90 $KNDI Kandi Technologies Announces Plan to Launch the Public EV Sharing System http://t.co/av1czzHVOS
Amias Evans
17 Apr 14 16:59:44
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/kS3GjSLqWr
Thad Bannister
17 Apr 14 16:37:29
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/moEHO4getZ
PsychSignal
17 Apr 14 14:02:16
100.0% increased bullish conversations in $KNDI in the past 3 hours.
K.Sheth
17 Apr 14 13:06:35
$KNDI closed green? http://t.co/szwHW3EZDD
Mook Trader
17 Apr 14 13:00:29
wooohooooo. big day. $KNDI +$0.02!!!!!!!!!!!
Lathan Kobem
17 Apr 14 12:34:30
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/BqdMyqiFHz
Future Tech Investor
17 Apr 14 12:11:49
$KNDI new HOD. Charts look ready #EV $TSLA $GOOG $MU $MY $SEV $IRBT $FCEL $PLUG $FSLR $FB $CPST $AAPL $BLDP $QTWW $ADEP $MOBI $F $GM $YOD
C Squared Trading
17 Apr 14 12:09:39
$KNDI green
i_like_bb_stock
17 Apr 14 12:09:29
$KNDi red to green
Mook Trader
17 Apr 14 12:08:47
cant believe it!. $KNDI turned green
Blair Jensen
17 Apr 14 11:42:01
Twitter Top 10 portfolio continues to lag the market. $aa $bidu $f $gmcr $gtat $himx $k $kndi $msft $qcom http://t.co/qAC09Lr3f5
ThePennyCommand.com
17 Apr 14 11:26:36
http://t.co/Yaitwj1yQs Rocketstocks: $KNDI chart: Multi dollar bounce possible...: Rocketstoc http://t.co/xOoBdccJIA http://t.co/Yaitwj1yQs
The Penny Command
17 Apr 14 11:26:33
http://t.co/R5tG56kOya Rocketstocks: $KNDI chart: Multi dollar bounce possible...: Rocketstoc http://t.co/qnuwzfyGky http://t.co/R5tG56kOya
Future Tech Investor
17 Apr 14 11:23:33
$KNDI sold 3000+ EVs last Q/revs are at all time highs http://t.co/w4VMNyCzfX $TSLA $GOOG $MU $IRBT $FCEL $PLUG $FSLR $FB $MOBI $F $GTAT $GM
Future Tech Investor
17 Apr 14 11:14:18
$KNDI Kandi Plans Electric Car Network in Beijing, Shanghai http://t.co/llMcsj8ErB #EV $TSLA $GOOG $MY $GM $IRBT $FCEL $PLUG $MOBI $F $AVAV
On Time Picks
17 Apr 14 11:05:52
http://t.co/OhAWP0qazd i_like_bb_stock: $KNDI green coming for the patient: i_like_bb_stock http://t.co/zrqFo6KwJa http://t.co/OhAWP0qazd
US_proptrader
17 Apr 14 11:03:33
$CSLT $KNDI $NQ $PEIX $RGEN $SBS $SNMX $TPLM autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
C Squared Trading
17 Apr 14 11:01:28
$KNDI close to ripping green and higher!
Antonio Scaletti
17 Apr 14 11:01:08
$KNDI $ZBB $XGTI $EGHT $LIVE RSI pattern, unusual volume, look ready to take off
Fred
17 Apr 14 10:53:10
Do you have a recommended stop for $kndi?
Future Tech Investor
17 Apr 14 10:46:42
$KNDI time to reload. Bottomed. Chinese #EV play $TSLA $GOOG $MU $MY $SEV $IRBT $FCEL $PLUG $FSLR $FB $CPST $AAPL $BLDP $QTWW $ADEP $MOBI $F
Future Tech Investor
17 Apr 14 10:22:27
$MXWL chart: Spike coming imo http://t.co/4cA6f90s1Q $GOOG $FCEL $BLDP $PLUG $ZBB $CPST $KNDI $FSLR $MU $FB $GTAT $F $HIMX $ZNGA $TSLA $NFLX
Samuel Brown
17 Apr 14 10:16:58
$KNDI Be sweet and give me a sub 11 entry point :(
Mook Trader
17 Apr 14 10:12:38
this $KNDI is trading like a pos. Someone(s) definitely keeping it down
US_proptrader
17 Apr 14 09:45:34
$DDD $DUST $ICPT $KNDI $LIVE $MHR $NQ $SINA $WNR autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
US_proptrader
17 Apr 14 09:14:34
$CYTR $GOGO $ITMN $KNDI $NPSP $ONVO $PFPT $SHLD $UBNT autocharts @ http://t.co/cLiki3Rz3r
Claudine Salcido
17 Apr 14 08:51:35
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/QrYTLrBkot
Adam Hayward
17 Apr 14 08:25:54
@MookTrader you still in $KNDI?
teevee
17 Apr 14 08:02:37
$KNDI mounts anthr charge at yda close..i see 4200 to buy at 1190
PsychSignal
17 Apr 14 08:02:27
400.0% increased bearish conversations in $KNDI in the past 3 hours.
On Time Picks
17 Apr 14 07:56:01
http://t.co/OhAWP0qazd i_like_bb_stock: $KNDI HOD test potential r/g: i_like_bb_stock http://t.co/LUdvm7XrT8 http://t.co/OhAWP0qazd
teevee
17 Apr 14 07:43:28
@corstrat $KNDI and tda Op EX = any thoughts on the impact of that ?
teevee
17 Apr 14 07:33:22
"@corstrat: @Trader444 $KNDI here is the translated link to the EV truck. Shows Apr. 17 as the release date. http://t.co/rKElsnXebU"
teevee
17 Apr 14 07:31:54
$KNDI trimmed some 1185 ..in case no red to green move
Zenhunter
17 Apr 14 07:14:56
Quite a busy morning... Added to $DMRC, Bought back a stake in $KNDI for the long haul. Bought back $FSLR, $GWPH, $SEED, Added to $FITX.
i_like_bb_stock
17 Apr 14 07:14:37
$KNDI HOD test potential r/g
teevee
17 Apr 14 07:12:05
@Vegastrader66 added to $KNDI 1151...stop = eye on VWAP
teevee
17 Apr 14 07:01:02
$KNDI stop rest at VWAP
teevee
17 Apr 14 07:00:39
in $KNDI biunce play 1128 on 2s ...sold 1/3 1149 jes now
Luther Black
17 Apr 14 06:57:08
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/ktwm05K4iD
				
				
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