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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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Results for KNDI
Russell Barbour
26 Jan 15 16:04:01
RT @Maleah333: http://t.co/5qzSIjoPtA <-- In a few months this guy will likely be @super_trades 1st Millionaire student! $PAY $BBRY $CUBA …
Ezra Serrur
26 Jan 15 15:54:14
@CGasparino @madman1959 @nickmartin Here is a great IQ test, Charlie: $KNDI kosher or not?
Maleah
26 Jan 15 15:51:12
http://t.co/5qzSIjoPtA <-- In a few months this guy will likely be @super_trades 1st Millionaire student! $PAY $BBRY $CUBA $KNDI
Ezra Serrur
26 Jan 15 15:30:27
$KNDI To all Kandi longs, there is still time. #literacy #reading https://t.co/9iH3OmeXs3
Ezra Serrur
26 Jan 15 15:25:41
@jeffreycpacfa "speed sales" "accelerate sales" "stuff channel" "completely fraudulent sales" tumayto tumawto $KNDI
Sweet EV Ride
26 Jan 15 14:55:43
Kandi’s Micro Public EV Sharing Program in the Spotlight at the China EV 100 2015 Forum http://t.co/i5lbMID7CN $KNDI
Andrei
26 Jan 15 14:41:04
RT @teevee: "@corstrat: HK based Huatai Securities Research Director reports highly of both $KNDI & $TSLA EV Technology View http://t.co/a…
Andrei
26 Jan 15 14:40:47
RT @teevee: "@corstrat: 2 Top EV Awards in China to go to NASDAQ stocks. $KNDI CEO wins EV Innovator of Year. $TSLA the Year? http://t.co/n…
Dan
26 Jan 15 14:19:39
$KNDI OI for maturity 01/30/2015. 14.00 Highest put. 12.50 Highest call. http://t.co/V9ClNOJD7e
Dan
26 Jan 15 14:04:03
$KNDI Max Pain is 12.50 for maturity 01/30/2015. Price = 13.37. http://t.co/CyUmDhBWYO
Jeffrey Blake
26 Jan 15 14:02:59
$KNDI Is Kandi Technologies Group Inc. Destined for Greatness? http://t.co/KkSoWinjQA
donovan254
26 Jan 15 13:21:56
$KNDI Nothing against snowstorms, but anyone up for a wave 3? https://t.co/enubkZLDwH via http://t.co/d4UOddnZw0
Muathe
26 Jan 15 13:14:11
SHORT IDEAS [ Per VIDEO http://t.co/WBp8EsjPBG ]: $ARP $KNDI $LPI $PRB $SCTY $SSL $SSTK $VTNR http://t.co/GLTuYKg4oT
Floyd Keene at KOTM
26 Jan 15 12:31:05
$KNDI real good day.
JMS
26 Jan 15 11:56:11
$PLUG $IDRA $CPRX $MSTX $MNKD $ICPT $CDTI $IBIO $TWTR $LJPC $TTPH $APP $OXGN $KNDI $BDSI $SYN $FEYE $TGTX $ACHN
SmallCaps
26 Jan 15 11:48:52
http://t.co/dAThDBsf73 <- A decent informational video from millionaire trader Tim Sykes $KNDI $SCO $BBRY $GLD $RUSS
teevee
26 Jan 15 11:15:03
$KNDI workin" and toiling against that 13.50 darrier. Can you feel the tension here...they are selling up a storm to hold back the tsunami
Steve Bianchi
26 Jan 15 10:34:57
@ezraserrur Do you really have an account just to try and rip apart a company (Kandi $KNDI) that is trying to make a + difference in China?
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26 Jan 15 10:27:07
@ezraserrur why speed $kndi sales?
Dan
26 Jan 15 09:45:23
$KNDI OI for maturity 01/30/2015. 14.00 Highest put. 12.50 Highest call. http://t.co/V9ClNOJD7e
Dan
26 Jan 15 09:30:20
$KNDI Max Pain is 12.50 for maturity 01/30/2015. Price = 13.32. http://t.co/CyUmDhBWYO
MookTrader
26 Jan 15 09:23:43
current Longs: 6000 $SWN 23.35, 10500 $KNDI 12.04, 9000 $NQ 4.43, 1500 $YELP 52.3
teevee
26 Jan 15 09:15:10
"@corstrat: 2 Top EV Awards in China to go to NASDAQ stocks. $KNDI CEO wins EV Innovator of Year. $TSLA the Year? http://t.co/n6zZEBtRXZ"
teevee
26 Jan 15 09:14:47
"@corstrat: HK based Huatai Securities Research Director reports highly of both $KNDI & $TSLA EV Technology View http://t.co/a3ofmQ6JtO"
Quantcha
26 Jan 15 08:34:29
Synthetic Long Discount Alert: KANDI TECHNOLGIES GROUP INC CJ $KNDI trading at a 11.33% discount for the… http://t.co/kovNv0f5uH
Stock Forums
26 Jan 15 08:16:17
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/gLXIsto4sN $RLYNF $KNDI $CYAN $CZR $ANRRF $IRS $RSRV $CYRP $CSLI $HEOL $MDIBF $PHRX ~
Sweet EV Ride
26 Jan 15 08:14:12
Kandi China Article Paves Road to $1 Billion in EV Sales For 2015 - Arthur Porcari $KNDI http://t.co/eeAZmP4E0u
david cook
26 Jan 15 07:27:59
$KNDI Looking for a strong 4th qtr and an even better 2015, ramp up production
Lee Renrut
26 Jan 15 07:16:25
$kndi hod kandilious
Investing Jungle
26 Jan 15 07:13:58
$TSLA Met the T/L and 21ma just above at 207.71 $kndi $QQQ http://t.co/oe0p74XaZC
Shahid Shaikh
26 Jan 15 07:06:23
My picks are $KNDI $GOGO EXXI. Yes I have added $EXXI which is very volatile stock but for short term it will go up.
Ezra Serrur
26 Jan 15 06:24:22
$KNDI Andrew Fastow wins innovation award from CFO magazine in 1999 http://t.co/DOfCWpm1gn
Dan
26 Jan 15 05:15:36
$KNDI OI for maturity 01/30/2015. 14.00 Highest put. 12.50 Highest call. http://t.co/V9ClNOJD7e
Dan
26 Jan 15 05:09:53
$KNDI Max Pain is 12.50 for maturity 01/30/2015. Price = 12.94. http://t.co/CyUmDhBWYO
donovan254
26 Jan 15 04:31:31
$KNDI "... the future of one million, two million of the scale is completely predictable." http://t.co/HHbST9s6lu
ProTradersNews
26 Jan 15 04:01:07
$ACAT $KNDI $PII: Arctic Cat Inc (ACAT) Earnings Report: Still In Rough Terrain? KNDI ...: http://t.co/TVqzPxD8cN
JSTOCKBROKERS
25 Jan 15 22:26:16
RT @8JMS: List-> $CPRX $IDRA $ACHN $PLUG $APP $LJPC $TWTR $MNKD $FEYE $MSTX $ZNGA $OXGN $KNDI $USO $TKMR $ARRY $PPHM $IBIO $AAPL $GPRO $TGT…
JMS
25 Jan 15 20:37:49
List-> $CPRX $IDRA $ACHN $PLUG $APP $LJPC $TWTR $MNKD $FEYE $MSTX $ZNGA $OXGN $KNDI $USO $TKMR $ARRY $PPHM $IBIO $AAPL $GPRO $TGTX $CEMP
Penny Stock Secret
25 Jan 15 17:50:50
This Guy Turned $100 into over $10,000 In Just 30 Days! http://t.co/vezCDY95do .. $KNDI $STBZ $DXYN
donovan254
25 Jan 15 17:21:03
$KNDI Smog journeys: A short film about air pollution in China – video http://t.co/CgC7hb5dOw
Robert f baer
25 Jan 15 14:48:55
RT $KNDI hate to say this but $plug is probably better play for 2015. http://t.co/nFSTPCHFxM via @YahooFinance
Dan
25 Jan 15 13:18:56
$KNDI high open interest range is 13.50 to 12.50 for option expiration 01/23/2015. http://t.co/ooumEijlSy
Dan
25 Jan 15 13:06:53
$KNDI Max Pain = 13.50. Maturity = 01/23/2015. Previous close = 12.94. http://t.co/WPuDVTbJmW
Future Tech Investor
25 Jan 15 11:38:51
$MXWL chart bottom? $TSLA $TTM $KNDI $F $GM $BA $GG $HPQ $YY $EJ $S $T $JD $WB $DIS $DDD $XONE $Z $LNG $ZU $CMG $LOCO http://t.co/rug3PeEUfT
donovan254
25 Jan 15 09:45:19
"@corstrat: Excellent China article $KNDI CarShare in Shanghai, Hangzou other cities, current & future potential. http://t.co/SGd6Ym4dLW"
donovan254
25 Jan 15 09:32:19
$KNDI Built Kandi Tough! http://t.co/Wvflt5R2wh
Ezra Serrur
25 Jan 15 08:35:58
$KNDI Enron's CEO Fastow won CFO Magazine's "CFO Excellence Award for Capital Structure Management" in 1999. http://t.co/liovjTZ5gp
Ezra Serrur
25 Jan 15 08:33:29
$KNDI Jeffery Skilling on front cover of "Worth" Magazine, 50 Best CEO's edition. http://t.co/MN5V5RXnBi
Russell Barbour
25 Jan 15 05:53:12
http://t.co/fmOyM2OPtD <-- In a few months this guy will likely be Super_trades 1st Millionaire student! $PAY $BBRY $CUBA $KNDI
Dan
25 Jan 15 03:19:37
$KNDI high open interest range is 13.50 to 12.50 for option expiration 01/23/2015. http://t.co/ooumEijlSy
				
				
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