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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.

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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Dan
26 Feb 15 20:16:00
$KNDI high open interest range is 12.50 to 13.50 for option expiration 02/27/2015. http://t.co/81k2jMfxe0
Dan
26 Feb 15 20:00:28
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.50. Maturity = 02/27/2015. Previous close = 13.83. http://t.co/b0gExNYaQF
China Travel News
26 Feb 15 18:28:44
RT @ChinaStockRsrch: Car-sharing revs up as China's cities battle congestion http://t.co/mEl5uZJ8gS A-hem, cough, $KNDI
China Stock Research
26 Feb 15 18:17:00
Car-sharing revs up as China's cities battle congestion http://t.co/mEl5uZJ8gS A-hem, cough, $KNDI
deafdaytrader
26 Feb 15 16:53:11
For Options $IRM $TWI $SEM $XCRA $KNDI $RH $VNDA $KRA Nice bottom
FinSentS NASDAQ
26 Feb 15 15:33:03
$KNDI:US Bears Have Sweet Tooth for Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI) #KANDI TECHNOLOGIES CORP http://t.co/8jDKKpCbzB #NASDAQ
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26 Feb 15 14:28:31
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SmallCaps
26 Feb 15 14:05:34
http://t.co/dAThDBaDYZ <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
RC
26 Feb 15 14:00:55
CHINA & GOLD | Momentum Trading with RaginCajun http://t.co/lq3TpUr2Ov $TWTR $YELP $KNDI $JMEI $MOMO $FXI $GDX
Russell Barbour
26 Feb 15 13:51:38
http://t.co/fmOyM2xelz <-- In a few months this guy will likely be Super_trades 1st Millionaire student! $PAY $BBRY $CUBA $KNDI
Dan
26 Feb 15 12:47:26
$KNDI high open interest range is 12.50 to 13.50 for option expiration 02/27/2015. http://t.co/81k2jMfxe0
James Joseph
26 Feb 15 12:38:05
Geely CEO on $KNDI CEO: "We share the same passion & value... He has always got my full support.”"
Dan
26 Feb 15 12:33:17
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.50. Maturity = 02/27/2015. Previous close = 13.75. http://t.co/b0gExNYaQF
Tradometry
26 Feb 15 12:32:39
$KNDI 13.79. Sometimes there is more than one pattern. Ascending channel makes a little more bullish case for entry. http://t.co/FDdPlg5yfq
Tradometry
26 Feb 15 12:26:14
$KNDI 13.81. Maybe good long-term hold. Positive Price/MACD divergence. Desc Triangle, but thinking looks strong. http://t.co/CCu4aTJpB1
Tradometry
26 Feb 15 12:10:27
$KNDI 13.82. Wow, the Jan 15 2016 $5 call option asking $8.90... zero premium!
Ezra Serrur
26 Feb 15 12:04:36
$KNDI more competition for KNDI. http://t.co/y0c2TR2QP4
Breaking News
26 Feb 15 11:43:11
$KNDI: Bears Have Sweet Tooth for Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI): http://t.co/rRRoQyltqQ
ProVesting
26 Feb 15 11:43:07
$KNDI: Bears Have Sweet Tooth for Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI): http://t.co/030nu7YtBW
Lin/林莹君
26 Feb 15 10:28:42
$KNDI 13.80 0.59 (4.51%) no position.
Stock Vision
26 Feb 15 10:15:11
$KNDI green. +5%
Large Void Bot
26 Feb 15 10:00:17
Popular: $JCP, $JAKK, $AVGO, $ROST, $AMAG, $KNDI, $MGEE, $NLNK, $AIRM, $GPS, $AWI, $HYG, $PGTI
James Joseph
26 Feb 15 09:42:27
$KNDI #Carshare operator, ZZY. looking for experienced, U.S. CFO: https://t.co/pmwTT4lGFF
Shahid Shaikh
26 Feb 15 09:30:58
RT @ChinaStockRsrch: Car-sharing revs up as China's cities battle congestion http://t.co/GCPH8OIk9z A-hem, cough, $KNDI
Quantcha
26 Feb 15 08:45:19
Synthetic Long Discount Alert: KANDI TECHNOLGIES GROUP INC CM $KNDI trading at a 11.07% discount for the… http://t.co/HfWyrCIQNE
Ben Obadia
26 Feb 15 08:16:46
long some $KNDI june 15 calls
China Stock Research
26 Feb 15 07:58:31
Car-sharing revs up as China's cities battle congestion http://t.co/GCPH8OIk9z A-hem, cough, $KNDI
Wayne Nguyen
26 Feb 15 07:46:06
$KNDI Price action going right direction for bulls. Now volume is needed for something meaningful http://t.co/3wk9vZr3Sz
teevee
26 Feb 15 07:42:14
"@corstrat: . Shorts do not write articles to short more. They write article to cover on duped sellers who believe their trash. $KNDI $TSLA"
teevee
26 Feb 15 07:41:46
"@corstrat: Safe to expect at least one major $KNDI anno before EPS release. Nice if it would be $70+ mil Hangzhou subsidy payment. JMHO"
teevee
26 Feb 15 07:41:09
BTW, last two $KNDI Federal Subsidy payments of $30 mil + were made first week of second month after quarter end. Likely 1st week of March."
Seeking Alpha Alerts
26 Feb 15 07:07:06
@sa_konstantin Subscribed to $KNDI To add another, tweet: $symbol @sa_alerts To unsubscribe, tweet: unsubscribe $symbol @sa_alerts
RC
26 Feb 15 07:01:42
$KNDI decent chart
Dan
26 Feb 15 04:49:07
$KNDI high open interest range is 12.50 to 13.50 for option expiration 02/27/2015. http://t.co/81k2jMfxe0
Marc Hav FX
26 Feb 15 04:41:27
$KNDI KANDI TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (UPDATED 25FEB2015) http://t.co/qvkqTn4mvC
Marc Hav
26 Feb 15 04:41:26
$KNDI KANDI TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (UPDATED 25FEB2015) http://t.co/IHrrNN1dox
Dan
26 Feb 15 04:30:52
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.50. Maturity = 02/27/2015. Previous close = 13.21. http://t.co/b0gExNYaQF
Penny Stock Secret
25 Feb 15 18:49:56
This Guy Turned $100 Into Over $10,000 In Just 30 Days!!! http://t.co/NovWYe2RAx ... $KNDI $STBZ $DXYN
donovan254
25 Feb 15 18:16:47
RT @DNev47: The 3 Best Small-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy Now ($GOGO, $KNDI, $LOCK): http://t.co/4CmPPEUhRa via @themotleyfool
Raj Gill
25 Feb 15 16:38:13
RT @DNev47: The 3 Best Small-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy Now ($GOGO, $KNDI, $LOCK): http://t.co/4CmPPEUhRa via @themotleyfool
Andrei
25 Feb 15 16:08:18
RT @Rajgillishere: EV car sale numbers 2014(some are estimates with *). $KNDI #2 http://t.co/lhTZ6stZ1X
Andrei
25 Feb 15 16:08:09
RT @DNev47: The 3 Best Small-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy Now ($GOGO, $KNDI, $LOCK): http://t.co/4CmPPEUhRa via @themotleyfool
Andrei
25 Feb 15 16:07:56
RT @Ki_500K: Even analysts who were super bullish on $TSLA before ER have cut back their tgts and admit that it's not all rosy. Obstacles l…
Ki
25 Feb 15 15:43:29
Even analysts who were super bullish on $TSLA before ER have cut back their tgts and admit that it's not all rosy. Obstacles like $KNDI $TM
Dan
25 Feb 15 14:50:52
$KNDI OI for maturity 02/27/2015. 12.50 Highest put. 13.50 Highest call. http://t.co/81k2jLXWms
Dave Neville
25 Feb 15 14:49:52
The 3 Best Small-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy Now ($GOGO, $KNDI, $LOCK): http://t.co/4CmPPEUhRa via @themotleyfool
Dan
25 Feb 15 14:30:16
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.50 for maturity 02/27/2015. Price = 13.21. http://t.co/b0gExNYaQF
Raj Gill
25 Feb 15 13:20:54
EV car sale numbers 2014(some are estimates with *). $KNDI #2 http://t.co/lhTZ6stZ1X
Clair Voight
25 Feb 15 12:33:11
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Group Inc. Had a Heck of a Year http://t.co/WyfBj97KmP
teevee
25 Feb 15 08:42:47
"@corstrat: @Newyorker468 $KNDI has $63 million in CASH, and only $12.9 million in long term debt. Check the 10Q http://t.co/JvJJFITVGo"
				
				
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