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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.

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Results for KNDI
SmallCaps
18 Apr 15 20:57:15
http://t.co/dAThDBaDYZ <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
Dan
18 Apr 15 16:46:50
$KNDI OI for maturity 04/17/2015. 13.00 Highest put. 13.50 Highest call. http://t.co/OMgDqHFN7L
Dan
18 Apr 15 16:35:08
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 04/17/2015. Price = 12.15. http://t.co/tWLchS4LIU
JMS
18 Apr 15 14:40:42
RT @VisualStockRSRC: $KNDI - Kandi Technologies electric vehicle JV aims for public listing in China http://t.co/5SAYiSAh9l
JMS
18 Apr 15 14:40:25
RT @Briefingcom: $KNDI: Kandi Technologies subsidiary joint venture company to explore public listing in China http://t.co/d4EDQQwNpP
Capital Market Labs
18 Apr 15 09:44:27
$TSLA vs. $HOG vs. $KNDI Compared Across 9 Critical Measures http://t.co/6XvNA99SSz http://t.co/aSVbkZsddI
Dan
18 Apr 15 08:17:31
$KNDI OI for maturity 04/17/2015. 13.00 Highest put. 13.50 Highest call. http://t.co/OMgDqHFN7L
Dan
18 Apr 15 08:05:33
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 04/17/2015. Price = 12.15. http://t.co/tWLchS4LIU
Capital Market Labs
18 Apr 15 07:47:24
$WGO vs. $KNDI vs. $THO vs. $TSLA Compared Across 9 Critical Measures http://t.co/1mfB2uYLTs http://t.co/zaN4hLa1co
SmallCaps
18 Apr 15 01:47:36
http://t.co/dAThDBaDYZ <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
Dan
17 Apr 15 17:15:52
$KNDI OI for maturity 04/17/2015. 13.00 Highest put. 13.50 Highest call. http://t.co/OMgDqHFN7L
Dan
17 Apr 15 17:03:29
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 04/17/2015. Price = 12.15. http://t.co/tWLchS4LIU
Breaking News Now
17 Apr 15 16:30:07
$KNDI: No Simple Explanation for Friday's Stock Market Selloff: http://t.co/flqrcf9gPv
SmallCaps
17 Apr 15 12:54:44
http://t.co/dAThDBaDYZ <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
Stock Forums
17 Apr 15 12:14:50
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/gLXIst6tkJ $KNDI $HY $HY $BVN $BOBE $WIPKF $LPTC $OHBK $PSAS $GEVNW $HOVVB $RDFEY ~
Russell Barbour
17 Apr 15 12:01:47
http://t.co/fmOyM2xelz <-- In a few months this guy will likely be Super_trades 1st Millionaire student! $PAY $BBRY $CUBA $KNDI
Langan Stocks
17 Apr 15 11:51:40
$AOL Filings Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 2:03:34 PM $KNDI $DWA $PVSP $BTU http://t.co/7240Azf6j5
PolgarStocks
17 Apr 15 11:51:35
$KMI Last Price Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 2:07:38 PM $BP $KNDI $PBR $XLK http://t.co/eXiipiyzLD
PolgarStocks
17 Apr 15 11:51:34
$KNDI Financials Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 2:07:38 PM $DXJ $MCD $KO $HD http://t.co/bgC9baXSgA
trevor divenuto
17 Apr 15 11:30:22
RT @Trendslayer: $VOIS on Bloomerg Sun. http://t.co/6AqEb1jC2Q $AMRN $PVSP $SWET $ENIP $KNDI $PAL $DSCR $FRZT $SMVR $RCHA $BETS $BABL $INCC…
RichardChirpin
17 Apr 15 11:17:31
VOIS on Bloomerg Sun. http://t.co/6AqEb1jC2Q $AMRN $PVSP $SWET $ENIP $KNDI $PAL $DSCR $FRZT $SMVR $RCHA $BETS $BABL $INCC $SNET $SAMP
RichardChirpin
17 Apr 15 11:16:09
$VOIS on Bloomerg Sun. http://t.co/6AqEb1jC2Q $AMRN $PVSP $SWET $ENIP $KNDI $PAL $DSCR $FRZT $SMVR $RCHA $BETS $BABL $INCC $SNET $SAMP $MDCN
Rosner Stocks
17 Apr 15 10:51:15
$CMCSA Stock Message Board Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 12:59:20 PM $KNDI $NOK $AOL $SLB http://t.co/QfuB6Vz3aL
PolgarStocks
17 Apr 15 10:51:08
$INTC Short Sales Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 1:07:29 PM $HYG $LULU $KNDI $MGM http://t.co/j0Qod5c68l
IH News Desk
17 Apr 15 10:29:13
$LO Reviews Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 1:11:33 PM $JNJ $BAC $KNDI $TSLA http://t.co/MSnLMcUmv9
Irma Doucet
17 Apr 15 10:06:13
$KNDI Clean Slate for Kandi Technologies Group Inc.? http://t.co/Oe4piwPJyS
retardedbear
17 Apr 15 09:34:10
$CGA $KNDI https://t.co/nSEVqIx5OE
retardedbear
17 Apr 15 09:33:42
RT @sharesleuth: We asked the SEC about the closed investigation into $KNDI; it pointed us to p.31 of the agency's enforcement manual. http…
retardedbear
17 Apr 15 09:31:51
@sharesleuth IMHO SEC lawyers figured out $kndi is broke and had no money to go after.
Ty Reamer
17 Apr 15 09:04:19
$KNDI hit hard this week. Swinging from 12.10 into next week
Dan
17 Apr 15 07:45:05
$KNDI OI for maturity 04/17/2015. 13.00 Highest put. 13.50 Highest call. http://t.co/OMgDqHFN7L
Dan
17 Apr 15 07:30:33
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 04/17/2015. Price = 12.23. http://t.co/tWLchS4LIU
Samuel Brown
17 Apr 15 07:04:02
$KNDI Clean Slate for Kandi Technologies Group Inc.? http://t.co/akk3oZUpi4
Langan Stocks
17 Apr 15 06:48:12
$BAX Filings Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 09:03:24 AM $REGN $KNDI $MDCN $DDD http://t.co/EPqOQ1poHS
Clair Voight
17 Apr 15 06:33:55
$KNDI Clean Slate for Kandi Technologies Group Inc.? http://t.co/v5NYGnXuYn
John Turner
17 Apr 15 06:33:52
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Group Inc (KNDI) To Go Public In China http://t.co/5KjmFqGz01
IH News Desk
17 Apr 15 05:25:08
$HD Company Info Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 08:11:32 AM $KRE $FXY $KNDI $RSX http://t.co/omIRAhhFPs
IH News Desk
17 Apr 15 05:25:07
$NBG Short Sales Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 08:11:32 AM $MCP $KNDI $RSX $EXXI http://t.co/0kBv5ZBXre
PolgarStocks
17 Apr 15 04:45:10
$TLT Short Sales Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 07:07:32 AM $CVX $ZIOP $KNDI $GDXJ http://t.co/ns5yhVmmKZ
Rosner Stocks
17 Apr 15 03:45:14
$ITB News Updated $MCD $KNDI $DIS $NUGT http://t.co/YHUQjn7c3L
Langan Stocks
17 Apr 15 03:45:12
$P Stock Forum Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 06:03:27 AM $AA $MCP $GME $KNDI http://t.co/BcT6U4hBB8
Rosner Stocks
17 Apr 15 03:45:11
$QLD Investor Opinions Updated $DRYS $KNDI $AMZN $DDD http://t.co/0I0zl6EGn4
SmallCaps
17 Apr 15 03:28:10
http://t.co/dAThDBaDYZ <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
Capital Market Labs
17 Apr 15 03:04:09
$WGO vs. $TSLA vs. $HOG vs. $KNDI Compared Across 9 Critical Measures Chart: http://t.co/HATvXhruVt #CML
Rosner Stocks
17 Apr 15 01:42:42
$AAPL Opinions Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 03:59:22 AM $ZIOP $QCOM $KNDI $FDO http://t.co/pA1QfAojb8
Langan Stocks
17 Apr 15 01:42:42
$CLF Stock Message Board Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 04:03:27 AM $COH $KMI $DRYS $KNDI http://t.co/DaUTP4rRbF
Langan Stocks
17 Apr 15 00:41:17
$ZIOP Short Sales Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 03:03:26 AM $PVSP $KNDI $TWTR $BX http://t.co/X1MHxauwdM
Ophir Gottlieb
16 Apr 15 23:58:17
$KNDI vs. $TSLA vs. $FCEL Compared Across 9 Critical Measures Chart: http://t.co/1CH1SMiEc0
Ophir Gottlieb
16 Apr 15 22:48:17
$KNDI vs. $PLUG vs. $TSLA Compared Across 9 Critical Measures Chart: http://t.co/UxiOrce1jQ
Langan Stocks
16 Apr 15 22:39:41
$AMD Stock Message Board Updated Friday, April 17, 2015 01:03:30 AM $CBS $CMG $KNDI $ICPT http://t.co/HTBObRc8jp
				
				
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