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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. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer


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Results for KNDI
Capital Market Labs
5 Aug 15 05:09:23
Interactive Chart -> http://t.co/8IO0mRGyJx $KNDI Revenue is Growing. http://t.co/62xA5ZZeKn
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5 Aug 15 04:57:39
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Dan
5 Aug 15 03:45:22
$KNDI OI for maturity 08/07/2015. 8.00 Highest put. 8.00 Highest call. http://t.co/vjW1Swk1hE
Dan
5 Aug 15 03:30:54
$KNDI Max Pain is 8.00 for maturity 08/07/2015. Price = 7.26. http://t.co/YCeiUOnvXr
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4 Aug 15 22:09:07
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4 Aug 15 21:47:36
$KNDI looks interested in here.. http://t.co/SOK4NOMT85
Dan
4 Aug 15 13:17:45
$KNDI high open interest range is 8.00 to 8.00 for option expiration 08/07/2015. http://t.co/vjW1Swk1hE
Peter Bardens
4 Aug 15 10:14:14
$KNDI Why Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. Stock Popped Today http://t.co/VnODnhU3pH
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4 Aug 15 08:27:06
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Capital Market Labs
4 Aug 15 05:06:29
Interactive Chart -> http://t.co/8IO0mRGyJx $KNDI Revenue is Increasing. http://t.co/kQhroyEha9
Dan
4 Aug 15 03:46:01
$KNDI high open interest range is 8.00 to 8.00 for option expiration 08/07/2015. http://t.co/vjW1Swk1hE
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Dan
3 Aug 15 18:45:54
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3 Aug 15 15:53:10
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Dan
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Daily Contracts
3 Aug 15 12:44:01
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from $KNDI http://t.co/GoZfxu2Hkz
Dan
3 Aug 15 12:30:21
$KNDI Max Pain is 8.00 for maturity 08/07/2015. Price = 7.04. http://t.co/YCeiUOnvXr
Future Tech Investor
3 Aug 15 11:44:29
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3 Aug 15 08:35:16
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3 Aug 15 08:34:41
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3 Aug 15 08:34:40
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3 Aug 15 08:11:49
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Future Tech Investor
3 Aug 15 08:09:33
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Capital Market Labs
3 Aug 15 03:36:21
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Dan
3 Aug 15 03:15:27
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Elroy Roe
3 Aug 15 02:12:17
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2 Aug 15 21:26:07
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Dan
2 Aug 15 10:15:08
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PennyStock Zone
2 Aug 15 07:37:05
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Capital Market Labs
2 Aug 15 03:34:12
Interactive Chart -> http://t.co/8IO0mRGyJx $KNDI Revenue is Increasing. http://t.co/G6g1jW2YrE
Dan
2 Aug 15 03:30:34
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1 Aug 15 15:04:41
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Dan
1 Aug 15 12:45:30
$KNDI OI for maturity 08/07/2015. 8.00 Highest put. 8.00 Highest call. http://t.co/vjW1Swk1hE
Dan
1 Aug 15 12:30:15
$KNDI Max Pain is 8.00 for maturity 08/07/2015. Price = 7.29. http://t.co/YCeiUOnvXr
PennyStock Zone
1 Aug 15 08:49:50
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Dan
1 Aug 15 03:47:33
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Capital Market Labs
1 Aug 15 03:33:57
Interactive Chart -> http://t.co/8IO0mRGyJx $KNDI Revenue is Rising. http://t.co/qSIK9duTFy
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1 Aug 15 00:26:53
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Somanath
31 Jul 15 22:51:44
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