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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.
  • 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.
  • ROIC: High return on invested capital means that management is spending money wisely to grow the business.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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
Penny Stock Secret
31 Mar 15 16:47:57
Premium Alerts Ranked #1 For Gains 2834% Last Week http://t.co/NovWYe2RAx .. $KNDI $STBZ $DXYN
Clair Voight
31 Mar 15 15:32:58
$KNDI Clean Slate for Kandi Technologies Group Inc.? http://t.co/4hRXV3gU3x
Stock Gravity
31 Mar 15 13:14:30
Commented on StockTwits: $KNDI Whether or not HU needs to can be debated - we both know he probably will. The mar... http://t.co/yBiKzc7a73
31 Mar 15 12:17:35
$KNDI high open interest range is 12.50 to 20.00 for option expiration 04/02/2015. http://t.co/yKVwUnTYMS
31 Mar 15 12:01:16
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.00. Maturity = 04/02/2015. Previous close = 12.44. http://t.co/xDkbMGcbD6
Shahid Shaikh
31 Mar 15 11:52:19
Expecting a move and shift of sentiments tomorrow towards $KNDI
31 Mar 15 10:55:04
$KNDI ...$12.50 ....SOOOOOO IMPORTANT !!!
Raj Gill
31 Mar 15 09:39:20
March/2015 statement. 🙏 $OCN $KNDI $BIOC $AMRN for gain of $14,935. http://t.co/I85DJmMIYd
31 Mar 15 09:07:32
RT @LVX131: $OIL $GLD #Trading #Astrology #2015shift $MDM $TIF $SPY $RWO $RWX $GDX $Z $INSM $INVN $OREX $KNDI http://t.co/Fixbutc4jI…
31 Mar 15 03:49:05
$KNDI high open interest range is 12.50 to 20.00 for option expiration 04/02/2015. http://t.co/yKVwUnTYMS
31 Mar 15 03:30:06
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.00. Maturity = 04/02/2015. Previous close = 12.35. http://t.co/xDkbMGtMuE
Russell Barbour
31 Mar 15 00:36:32
http://t.co/fmOyM2xelz <-- In a few months this guy will likely be Super_trades 1st Millionaire student! $PAY $BBRY $CUBA $KNDI
Stock Gravity
30 Mar 15 22:05:40
$KNDI How does it feel knowing HU can dilute you for over 230mil any time he wants? What happened to pps on just 70 mil dilution last time?
30 Mar 15 21:52:55
RT @sharesleuth: Sharesleuth looked at all of Kelley's deals in a three-part series in 2012. $CIIC, $CALI, $GPRC, $KNDI, $TSTC, $ORSX http:…
Stock Gravity
30 Mar 15 21:49:15
Commented on StockTwits: How is dilution fully priced in? Did you see what only 70 mil did to pps last time? $KNDI http://t.co/LfOYn9hwPe
Stock Gravity
30 Mar 15 21:40:03
Commented on StockTwits: So easy releasing monthly sales figures and revenue numbers yet $KNDI refuses. Give us a... http://t.co/25heviX0fk
Stock Gravity
30 Mar 15 21:32:51
Commented on StockTwits: How is a competitor sales report good for $KNDI? Did Apple iphone sales surging bring Bl... http://t.co/dN1n5nZFfN
Texas Hedger
30 Mar 15 21:27:41
RT @sharesleuth: Sharesleuth looked at all of Kelley's deals in a three-part series in 2012. $CIIC, $CALI, $GPRC, $KNDI, $TSTC, $ORSX http:…
30 Mar 15 15:30:08
http://t.co/dAThDBaDYZ <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
30 Mar 15 13:34:50
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Group Inc. Had a Heck of a Year http://t.co/a8CSjKGOkS
30 Mar 15 13:18:00
$KNDI OI for maturity 04/02/2015. 12.50 Highest put. 20.00 Highest call. http://t.co/yKVwUnTYMS
30 Mar 15 13:02:33
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 04/02/2015. Price = 12.36. http://t.co/xDkbMGtMuE
B Smith
30 Mar 15 12:36:13
@jimcramer bought some $KNDI the other day. How long before I'm a millionaire?
Shahid Shaikh
30 Mar 15 12:33:21
Very confident - more analyst will start covering $KNDI after Apr 1 when $KNDI is meeting with investors at Merrill Lynch 2015 NY Auto sumt
30 Mar 15 12:17:41
$KNDI up 1.2% to 12.34 bullish setup alert #stocks #options #markets http://t.co/LEtu2zMVxi
30 Mar 15 11:46:48
"@corstrat: The new $KNDI IR group are NOT stock promoters am confident they will enhance KNDI brand to funds"
30 Mar 15 08:08:09
RT @mpiaebs: $OREX 7.76 $KNDI 12.40 #stock #tradingstock #money #equities #wallstreet #stockaction #daytrade #trading #markets #stocks #mkt
30 Mar 15 07:21:48
"@corstrat: Shanghi Stock Exch rockets up 2.6% to 7 year high. Good fundamentally for $KNDI http://t.co/bxYzqMywop http://t.co/q4FYPkFug2"
30 Mar 15 07:09:03
$OREX 7.76 $KNDI 12.40 #stock #tradingstock #money #equities #wallstreet #stockaction #daytrade #trading #markets #stocks #mkt
30 Mar 15 04:17:16
$KNDI $TSLA BYD Shares Climb on Profit Forecast http://t.co/rRXjBfEGpT "first-quarter profit will surge on demand for electric vehicles."
Cedex F
30 Mar 15 04:03:54
RT @261313zodiac: RT @LVX131: $OIL $GLD #Trading #Astrology #2015shift $MDM $TIF $SPY $RWO $RWX $GDX $Z $INSM $INVN $OREX $KNDI http://t.c…
30 Mar 15 03:47:37
$KNDI OI for maturity 04/02/2015. 12.50 Highest put. 20.00 Highest call. http://t.co/yKVwUnTYMS
30 Mar 15 03:32:28
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 04/02/2015. Price = 12.19. http://t.co/xDkbMGtMuE
Greenspud Trades
29 Mar 15 20:08:24
$KNDI good example of how when a #bull-triangle setup fails you may have an opportunity to go short with good r/r. http://t.co/a7IgBzClCR
29 Mar 15 19:40:02
$KNDI $TSLA Electric-vehicle revolution is coming: charged by Aussie technology - Echonetdaily: http://t.co/k2rGW7chpr
Ophir Gottlieb
29 Mar 15 15:47:25
$KNDI vs. $PLUG vs. $FCEL Compared Across 9 Critical Measures Chart: http://t.co/nONUpSmweY
29 Mar 15 12:15:33
$KNDI high open interest range is 13.00 to 13.00 for option expiration 03/27/2015. http://t.co/S0P20WCAXD
29 Mar 15 12:03:46
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.00. Maturity = 03/27/2015. Previous close = 12.19. http://t.co/dc5H8bbhFF
29 Mar 15 11:30:53
Marc Hav FX
29 Mar 15 09:24:25
Marc Hav
29 Mar 15 09:24:24
Live Trading News
29 Mar 15 08:12:27
$TSLA $KNDI Trade Equities with 15 to 1 Margin http://t.co/KjOpFeLzyt via @livetradingnews http://t.co/xsRXmGnxiA
29 Mar 15 07:21:30
$KNDI $TSLA Electric Car Demand Growing, Global Market Hits 740,000 Units http://t.co/TZDrvvmv8S via @cleantechnica
28 Mar 15 19:23:15
$KNDI OI for maturity 03/27/2015. 13.00 Highest put. 13.00 Highest call. http://t.co/S0P20WCAXD
28 Mar 15 19:00:44
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 03/27/2015. Price = 12.19. http://t.co/dc5H8bbhFF
Ophir Gottlieb
28 Mar 15 16:52:08
Automotive Risk per Options: - 1 $CXDC 2 $KNDI 7 $TSLA 21 $GM Chart --> http://t.co/DiKTio2BFF
Capital Market Labs
28 Mar 15 15:02:15
$THO vs. $WGO vs. $KNDI vs. $TSLA Compared Across 9 Critical Measures Chart: http://t.co/0K4qSNALmX
28 Mar 15 12:28:51
$KNDI Photo posted today on ST of several thousand EVs at Shanghai factory. http://t.co/yy5WAx3cuJ
Greger Hillman
28 Mar 15 12:26:43
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28 Mar 15 12:17:10
$KNDI OI for maturity 03/27/2015. 13.00 Highest put. 13.00 Highest call. http://t.co/S0P20WCAXD
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