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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
Sufiy
23 Nov 14 15:36:31
RT @kirillklip: Could it be the breakthrough we all are waiting for the #EV mass market now? http://t.co/Y5857wrMdA $LIT $TSLA $KNDI $F $GM
Dan
23 Nov 14 13:00:09
$KNDI Max Pain = 16.00. Maturity = 11/22/2014. Previous close = 14.04. http://t.co/j3uys5ObWS
Kirill Klip
23 Nov 14 11:13:12
RT @TNR_Gold: #China continues to build its new strategic industry - Electric Cars #EVs http://t.co/NWh2657uU5 $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KNDI $F …
Kirill Klip
23 Nov 14 10:52:03
Could it be the breakthrough we all are waiting for the #EV mass market now? http://t.co/Y5857wrMdA $LIT $TSLA $KNDI $F $GM
HotKeyTrading
23 Nov 14 07:30:06
Gap Downs: $MOLG $WAIR $ARUN $CYH $JD $CPA $DCI $GMCR $CAT $MOH $CXW $RENN $SYMC $KNDI $POZN http://t.co/TRx9EnjwT5 #investors #stocks #mkt
john drew
23 Nov 14 05:01:40
Commented on: "Kandi Technologies - Highlights Of The Second U.S. Investor And Ana... http://t.co/lpDI3eLEcF $KNDI $TSLA
Dan
22 Nov 14 20:20:33
$KNDI OI for maturity 11/22/2014. 30.00 Highest put. 16.00 Highest call. http://t.co/eSqa5UNSuK
Dan
22 Nov 14 20:10:05
$KNDI Max Pain is 16.00 for maturity 11/22/2014. Price = 14.04. http://t.co/j3uys5ObWS
HotKeyTrading
22 Nov 14 19:30:07
Gap Downs: $MOLG $WAIR $ARUN $CYH $JD $CPA $DCI $GMCR $CAT $MOH $CXW $RENN $SYMC $KNDI $POZN http://t.co/Vv2VEnpBuv #stocks #watchlist #spy
Dan
22 Nov 14 11:58:48
$KNDI OI for maturity 11/22/2014. 30.00 Highest put. 16.00 Highest call. http://t.co/eSqa5UNSuK
Dan
22 Nov 14 11:37:45
$KNDI Max Pain is 16.00 for maturity 11/22/2014. Price = 14.04. http://t.co/j3uys5ObWS
microcaptrader
22 Nov 14 08:32:00
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HotKeyTrading
22 Nov 14 07:30:06
Gap Downs: $MOLG $WAIR $ARUN $CYH $JD $CPA $DCI $GMCR $CAT $MOH $CXW $RENN $SYMC $KNDI $POZN http://t.co/TRx9EnjwT5 #finance #analyst #nyse
Dan
22 Nov 14 03:33:09
$KNDI Max Pain is 16.00 for maturity 11/22/2014. Price = 14.04. http://t.co/j3uys5ObWS
HotKeyTrading
21 Nov 14 19:30:06
Gap Downs: $MOLG $WAIR $ARUN $CYH $JD $CPA $DCI $GMCR $CAT $MOH $CXW $RENN $SYMC $KNDI $POZN http://t.co/Vv2VEnpBuv #stockpicks #investing
Jim Green
21 Nov 14 18:31:39
RT @kirillklip: #China Air Pollution - Elon Musk Interview: World Needs Hundreds of Gigafactories. http://t.co/InqP13ZfaD $ILHMF $LIT $TSL…
Langan Stocks
21 Nov 14 18:25:42
$KNDI KNDI 14.04 Kandi Technolgies is number 18 out of 100 Top trading stocks today. $KNDI -0.16 -1.13% 100 day aver http://t.co/MEWyAG6qeJ
Wayne Nguyen
21 Nov 14 13:24:01
$KNDI It's been a while since i posted kndi chart. http://t.co/8N6FEH5bM7
Sweet EV Ride
21 Nov 14 13:00:39
$KNDI Holy 135K shares on the (pass to other account) close
TickerTutor
21 Nov 14 12:53:29
Commented on StockTwits: $KNDI that should be .1 not .15. EVEN BETTER http://t.co/vvp42Nrly8
TickerTutor
21 Nov 14 12:52:48
$KNDI Got filled on next week's 12.5 puts @ .15. YES!
Dan
21 Nov 14 12:46:22
$KNDI OI for maturity 11/22/2014. 30.00 Highest put. 16.00 Highest call. http://t.co/eSqa5UNSuK
Sweet EV Ride
21 Nov 14 12:38:22
$KNDI now has traded 1 million shares today.
Dan
21 Nov 14 12:33:43
$KNDI Max Pain is 16.00 for maturity 11/22/2014. Price = 13.97. http://t.co/j3uys5ObWS
Bat_Trades
21 Nov 14 12:32:24
@MookTrader do you have a sell target on $KNDI? I've been watching it
Mook Trader
21 Nov 14 12:28:38
overnighting postiions: LONGS 10000 $KNDI 13.3, 16000 $MOLG 4.78
damnmaxims
21 Nov 14 12:24:32
$KNDI 14 is the new 11, much accumulation here,I am trying to erase the number 11 from my mind
damnmaxims
21 Nov 14 11:19:40
$KNDI Stop at @13.85
Sufiy
21 Nov 14 10:11:53
RT @ILCtsxv: Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/kHhQY26hht $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
Sufiy
21 Nov 14 10:04:14
RT @ILCtsxv: Lithium Drive: China’s Electric Vehicle Output Grows Fivefold. #EVs http://t.co/YwlY5HinQ8 $LIT $ILHMF $TSLA $F $GM $KNDI
Natalie Lobanova
21 Nov 14 09:44:57
RT @ILCtsxv: #China Air Pollution - Elon Musk Interview: World Needs Hundreds of Gigafactories. http://t.co/Y7NQrBah6Y $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $…
Natalie Lobanova
21 Nov 14 09:44:02
RT @ILCtsxv: International #Lithium has two active J/V programs with Ganfeng Lithium http://t.co/KX1QM8YoOM $TRRXF $ILHFM $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
Kirill Klip
21 Nov 14 09:34:31
RT @ILCtsxv: Lithium Drive: China’s Electric Vehicle Output Grows Fivefold. #EVs http://t.co/YwlY5HinQ8 $LIT $ILHMF $TSLA $F $GM $KNDI
Kirill Klip
21 Nov 14 09:34:27
RT @ILCtsxv: #China Air Pollution - Elon Musk Interview: World Needs Hundreds of Gigafactories. http://t.co/Y7NQrBah6Y $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $…
Kirill Klip
21 Nov 14 09:31:49
RT @ILCtsxv: Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/kHhQY26hht $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
Seth Leitman
21 Nov 14 09:15:24
RT @ILCtsxv: Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/kHhQY26hht $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
InternationalLithium
21 Nov 14 09:13:12
Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/kHhQY26hht $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
Sufiy
21 Nov 14 08:58:23
RT @kirillklip: Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/PkVGvIHbxE $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KN…
Beth Bond
21 Nov 14 08:12:22
RT @kirillklip: Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/PkVGvIHbxE $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KN…
Kirill Klip
21 Nov 14 08:09:23
Electric Cars To The Rescue: #China Pollution Levels Hit 20 Times Safe Limit. http://t.co/PkVGvIHbxE $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
Sweet EV Ride
21 Nov 14 08:07:20
Congrats to $KNDI's Brad @Allforthecorps rt: just found out I am going to be AN AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY OFFICER FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY!
HotKeyTrading
21 Nov 14 07:30:07
Gap Downs: $CYH $JD $CPA $DCI $GMCR $CAT $MOH $CXW $RENN $SYMC $KNDI $POZN $FOXA $DNOW $THC http://t.co/TRx9EnjwT5 #daytrading #stocks #dow
Terry Cooke
21 Nov 14 07:17:52
RT @kirillklip: #China Air Pollution - Elon Musk Interview: World Needs Hundreds of Gigafactories. http://t.co/InqP13ZfaD $ILHMF $LIT $TSL…
Kirill Klip
21 Nov 14 07:10:54
RT @ILCtsxv: International #Lithium has two active J/V programs with Ganfeng Lithium http://t.co/KX1QM8YoOM $TRRXF $ILHFM $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
teevee
21 Nov 14 07:02:50
$KNDI = MACD + BB auto strategy results = medium good http://t.co/WkrZnUGWIf
Sufiy
21 Nov 14 06:58:02
RT @kirillklip: International #Lithium has two active J/V programs with Ganfeng Lithium http://t.co/L33k4T0tfL $TRRXF $ILHFM $LIT $TSLA $KN…
Robert Kim
21 Nov 14 06:57:19
$KNDI Short squeeze coming get in the kndi train chu chu
Sufiy
21 Nov 14 06:55:59
RT @ILCtsxv: International #Lithium has two active J/V programs with Ganfeng Lithium http://t.co/KX1QM8YoOM $TRRXF $ILHFM $LIT $TSLA $KNDI
Sweet EV Ride
21 Nov 14 06:54:43
$KNDI Volume point of control from yesterday was 14.25. Now that we have touched it can we go up?
Sufiy
21 Nov 14 06:52:59
RT @ILCtsxv: #China Air Pollution - Elon Musk Interview: World Needs Hundreds of Gigafactories. http://t.co/Y7NQrBah6Y $ILHMF $LIT $TSLA $…
				
				
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