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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
19 Sep 14 19:13:08
$KNDI OI for maturity 09/20/2014. 15.00 Highest put. 20.00 Highest call. http://t.co/N79vWw9FTn
Dan
19 Sep 14 19:03:09
$KNDI Max Pain is 17.50 for maturity 09/20/2014. Last close = 15.02. http://t.co/lRcmcqfvDA
Colin Macleod
19 Sep 14 15:32:05
Kandi Technolgies Group, Inc. (KNDI) Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 9-19-14 http://t.co/Rk3GkcLBR1 $KNDI
Stock_Tracker
19 Sep 14 15:14:24
Kandi Technolgies (KNDI) 15.02 $KNDI KNDI, EUO, JBN, PDS, BPOPM, RJN Are Seasonally Ripe To Go Down In the Nex http://t.co/rKGHOJLSQd
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19 Sep 14 14:51:35
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Penny Detective
19 Sep 14 14:43:42
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On Time Picks
19 Sep 14 14:43:38
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PennyStock Zone
19 Sep 14 14:38:22
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ClayTrader
19 Sep 14 14:20:35
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teevee
19 Sep 14 14:14:11
$KNDI , on opex, naturally traded at 15...Art C and i say look 4 a big bounce next week
Wayne Nguyen
19 Sep 14 13:32:30
Holding overnite Long: $KNDI, $HPJ, $JRJC, $GLOG, Short: $VNET
Dan
19 Sep 14 11:36:27
$KNDI OI for maturity 09/20/2014. 15.00 Highest put. 20.00 Highest call. http://t.co/N79vWw9FTn
Dan
19 Sep 14 11:24:04
$KNDI Max Pain is 17.50 for maturity 09/20/2014. Last close = 15.03. http://t.co/lRcmcqfvDA
H
19 Sep 14 10:49:11
Long $KNDI 1498
magnusdopus
19 Sep 14 09:41:30
$KNDI I've been calling this stock for a while (sold at $21), been waiting for $15, time to buy back in.
Tuan
19 Sep 14 09:40:36
$KNDI nice level here..
James Joseph
19 Sep 14 08:13:34
Funds reallocating foreign investments to have chips in $BABA IPO - great time to invest in $KNDI as they expand their #carshare network.
Luckbot
19 Sep 14 08:10:29
bot: opened bear call spread on $KNDI Nov 22.00/20.00 [$5,780 at risk]
Luckbot
19 Sep 14 08:10:02
bot: closed $KNDI Dec 22.50/25.00 bear call spread [net $518]
PennyStock Zone
19 Sep 14 06:58:17
Multimillionaire trader SUPERTRADES and his EASY to replicate strategy can make you money! http://t.co/Ho9ydXHTWl $GPRE $KNDI $OPK $XRX
Gary V
19 Sep 14 04:33:07
Hoping that the $BABA IPO helps pull up other Chinese stocks like $KNDI.
Dan
19 Sep 14 03:50:20
$KNDI Max Pain is 17.50 for maturity 09/20/2014. Last close = 15.39. http://t.co/lRcmcqfvDA
InternationalLithium
19 Sep 14 03:21:19
#China #EV mass market - #Foxconn plan for the $15k electric cars is the wild card here http://t.co/6OhJC6QDQe $TSLA $LIT $KNDI
InternationalLithium
19 Sep 14 03:17:49
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Stock_Tracker
19 Sep 14 03:15:03
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Kirill Klip
19 Sep 14 02:52:48
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chartguy89
18 Sep 14 23:10:09
KNDI 15.39 Stock Charts $KNDI Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 09/19/2014 01:10:18 KNDI St http://t.co/bU0Ij4tq5a
PolgarStocks
18 Sep 14 22:28:05
$TSPG Bid Click Here: http://t.co/QAlrYCFRDM Also See: $KNDI $USO $COP $SINA ~
Investors Hangout
18 Sep 14 21:51:06
$RSII Financials Click Here: http://t.co/3uK7FZ2aFv Also See: $VIIC $CLF $IWM $KNDI ~
Wayne Nguyen
18 Sep 14 20:45:59
$KNDI I am waiting for a retest of 16.3 http://t.co/tt4yGBFFKU
Wayne Nguyen
18 Sep 14 20:28:35
$KNDI This side way action does worry me. 14.7s is last life line.
Scott Spencer
18 Sep 14 20:25:27
$KNDI $15.31 Options Skeptics Set a Top... http://t.co/NLXuCplPIJ
Stock Forums
18 Sep 14 19:49:34
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OddStockTrader
18 Sep 14 17:49:32
If $GLUU ever gets over that $7.50 it might pull a $KNDI move
PolgarStocks
18 Sep 14 17:46:43
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Investary Group
18 Sep 14 17:27:13
Expect liquidity to come back into Chinese growth stocks coming weeks $JMEI, $JD, $VIPS, $BIDU $KNDI, $WUBA, $WBAI http://t.co/b0wmCBH4JF
chartguy89
18 Sep 14 16:56:46
KNDI 15.39 Stock Charts $KNDI Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 09/18/2014 18:56:54 KNDI St http://t.co/O1hyxKhh45
Stock_Tracker
18 Sep 14 16:56:34
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Investors Hangout
18 Sep 14 16:05:52
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Harry Walkman
18 Sep 14 15:31:22
$KNDI Kandi Technologies Group Inc (KNDI) Options Skeptics Set a Top http://t.co/TtqW5f9gdU
Mikael Furesjö
18 Sep 14 14:43:45
#Stock #Scan < #NYSE starts #trading 19Sep2014 http://t.co/mSZwqDsY20 $TMO $PRU $COH $STT $ZMH $KNDI $CMA $KBH http://t.co/97uPJbkRFR
Dan
18 Sep 14 14:36:03
$KNDI high open interest range is 15.00 to 20.00 for option expiration 09/20/2014. http://t.co/N79vWw9FTn
Dan
18 Sep 14 14:27:24
$KNDI Max Pain = 17.50. Maturity = 09/20/2014. Previous close = 15.39. http://t.co/lRcmcqfvDA
Brian Norris
18 Sep 14 13:45:25
@canuck2usa $KNDI is in the dog house lol
Air with Flair
18 Sep 14 13:19:43
$KNDI baba
Daily Contracts
18 Sep 14 12:58:01
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from Kandi Technolgies $KNDI http://t.co/GoZfxu2Hkz
				
				
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