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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.

Results for KNDI
Steve Bianchi
24 Apr 14 15:06:39
RT @Stock_Predict: Would that make sense for $TSLA to acquire $KNDI to enter earlier the Chinese Market w incentives? A small price to pay …
Marius Jackson
24 Apr 14 14:59:20
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/EeTsv3GxkI
Ford Cadwell
24 Apr 14 13:39:38
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/HLYvbt5eJq
Winston Kotzan
24 Apr 14 13:02:24
$KNDI I see head & shoulders. http://t.co/vfpSOJEldi
Future Tech Investor
24 Apr 14 12:24:02
$KNDI $MXWL DD:New energy car sales to double in China http://t.co/kGgS6pnywF $TSLA $PLUG $BLDP $GOOG $FB $YY $ZNGA $GM $F $YOD $YY $MU $DDD
Stock Predict
24 Apr 14 12:15:16
EVs in China: In the first quarter of 2014, sales surged 120% year on year to 6,853 cars. $KNDI http://t.co/4xRdYosLjR
Future Tech Investor
24 Apr 14 12:08:48
North Carter
24 Apr 14 11:47:35
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/lw5WRwvhs4
Stock Predict
24 Apr 14 10:47:36
Would that make sense for $TSLA to acquire $KNDI to enter earlier the Chinese Market w incentives? A small price to pay for a great synergy.
Mariano Maesta
24 Apr 14 09:16:43
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Announces http://t.co/taFRf2XIRO
Future Tech Investor
24 Apr 14 09:07:56
Mikhail Broyan
24 Apr 14 08:43:28
RT @Stock_Predict: $KNDI group ( read JV) website just released its EN translation: http://t.co/XOOAjYzKEP
24 Apr 14 08:23:33
$CREE $ILMN $ISIS $KLIC $KNDI $SPPI $SPWR $UBNT $YELP autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
Lee Renrut
24 Apr 14 08:08:45
$KNDI watch
24 Apr 14 08:04:02
$KNDI May EFP: (-590) basis point offer. Reduce your margin loan expense: Negative rates mean you get paid. http://t.co/quh9ZHEQTX
24 Apr 14 08:02:31
300.0% increased bullish conversations in $KNDI in the past 1 hour.
Stock Predict
24 Apr 14 07:41:10
$KNDI Kandi goes social! Yes! http://t.co/5kdtjlBFCp
Stock Predict
24 Apr 14 07:39:13
$KNDI group ( read JV) website just released its EN translation: http://t.co/XOOAjYzKEP
24 Apr 14 07:27:20
http://t.co/ioejVXw2Lr zturk: Got $KNDI @ 12.45: zturk http://t.co/IAkdEEym5M http://t.co/ioejVXw2Lr
OTPicks- OnTimePicks
24 Apr 14 07:27:18
http://t.co/giErdXKj9j zturk: Got $KNDI @ 12.45: zturk http://t.co/QkB07hv2Nn http://t.co/giErdXKj9j
24 Apr 14 07:27:11
http://t.co/y0P0rvShXL zturk: Got $KNDI @ 12.45: zturk http://t.co/pgBa1ZrqVu http://t.co/y0P0rvShXL
O T P i c k s . com
24 Apr 14 07:27:03
http://t.co/awZxDQ0zpX zturk: Got $KNDI @ 12.45: zturk http://t.co/mwND0Xmgv1 http://t.co/awZxDQ0zpX
24 Apr 14 07:27:00
http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8 zturk: Got $KNDI @ 12.45: zturk http://t.co/ztZGl5pRxF http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8
24 Apr 14 07:26:58
http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss zturk: Got $KNDI @ 12.45: zturk http://t.co/NuvhLyKewC http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss
Andrew Hathaway
24 Apr 14 06:00:47
@i_like_bb_stock kicking myself for not getting into $KNDI two days ago.
24 Apr 14 05:46:59
http://t.co/Wtcr2aghGs Verified $1,571.28 profit in $KNDI Decent swing
Boaz Boulstridge
24 Apr 14 05:15:44
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/87E8tnCJDs
Lars Anders
24 Apr 14 05:00:45
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/Tas59hWWSk
24 Apr 14 04:27:05
RT @Ormechishiwg: $KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/ZPtMMn1r1H
Brecken Kingston
24 Apr 14 03:44:49
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/ZPtMMn1r1H
Arnulfo Adamson
24 Apr 14 03:34:04
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/nqI7LaQiq8
Josiah Balderasne
24 Apr 14 01:03:10
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/lgbsDf3eHa
The Night Owl
23 Apr 14 22:05:08
Commented on StockTwits: Good eye - "@dctrader1: $KNDI Looks ready for a reversal after bounce off of support... http://t.co/KlFVQX1vnr
23 Apr 14 14:55:35
$KNDI Looks ready for a reversal after bounce off of support http://t.co/hgeq7tHdmp
Mind Equity
23 Apr 14 13:56:26
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Anno http://t.co/3gHZFC1wJo
Patty Porter
23 Apr 14 12:27:03
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/uXszexBsp5
Donte Dallas
23 Apr 14 12:12:00
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/jRmU401w3s
23 Apr 14 12:03:01
$KNDI May EFP: (-891) basis point offer. Reduce your margin loan expense: Negative rates mean you get paid. http://t.co/quh9ZHEQTX
23 Apr 14 10:59:40
Many traders on $PLUG, $KNDI, $AMRN, $ARNA boards should read this: http://t.co/9MfXud2ik6
Mook Trader
23 Apr 14 10:08:46
current positions: short 1200 $GWPH 72.75, long 23000 $KNDI 11.20
23 Apr 14 09:58:15
$KNDI A half billion mrkt cap has 2014 potential baked in
Samuel Brown
23 Apr 14 09:53:16
$KNDI loading up on every dip
Future Tech Investor
23 Apr 14 09:45:31
$KNDI revenue growth chart: http://t.co/orTbCDFSsH $PLUG $BLDP $CPST $WATT $GOOG $FB $YY $ZNGA $MOBI $OPTT $GTAT $GM $F $MU $WDAY $YOD $LNG
23 Apr 14 09:41:26
$KNDI Without a larger expansion of EV Rentals in Hangzhou and also two new sites in new cities as promised not sure this PPS is a good buy
Damien S. Faucher
23 Apr 14 09:10:04
$KNDI Intraday Movers - ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR), Kandi Technologies ... http://t.co/VjCnPv8a45
23 Apr 14 07:50:33
$AKS $AXAS $FSLR $ILMN $JNUG $KNDI $MNKD $NUGT $SRPT autocharts @ http://t.co/kn4mViMgNq
Alfred Jaxon
23 Apr 14 07:19:19
$KNDI 5 of Last Week's Big http://t.co/AUnBqDUeYw
23 Apr 14 07:09:34
Stopped out of $KNDI for small gain. Not feeling bullish currently.
Damien S. Faucher
23 Apr 14 06:56:04
$KNDI News Recap- Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ:KNDI), Fortinet ... http://t.co/1VxpKxsO3S
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