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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.

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
david cook
24 Oct 14 11:05:15
$KNDI on Reg T Short Threshold List. Need some good news and short covering http://t.co/WN6aOjUX7k
24 Oct 14 10:17:18
$ALIM $ARWR $ESI $KNDI $LTM $NVAX $SGMS $SHLD $WTW autocharts @ http://t.co/hj7PGeTQk3
Sweet EV Ride
24 Oct 14 09:48:03
$KNDI Weekly - Channel middle is 14.22, strong resistance. Strong support at 12 weak at 13.54. http://t.co/kkYHYXfKBW
24 Oct 14 09:46:00
RT @Maximum_Pain_cm: $KNDI OI for maturity 10/24/2014. 12.00 Highest put. 20.00 Highest call. http://t.co/Ech11jWgXV
24 Oct 14 09:45:46
$KNDI OI for maturity 10/24/2014. 12.00 Highest put. 20.00 Highest call. http://t.co/Ech11jWgXV
Future Tech Investor
24 Oct 14 09:38:52
$MXWL chart $TSLA $KNDI $F $GM $MU $FB $JD $WB $S $JPM $BAC $WFC $DRYS $TVIX $MBLY $GPRO $BA $GE $HK $FSLR $SCTY $DDD http://t.co/H7f2NLk9Yb
24 Oct 14 09:30:15
$KNDI Max Pain is 13.00 for maturity 10/24/2014. Last close = 14.15. http://t.co/hntC0hZj0v
Lisa Cantu
24 Oct 14 09:25:32
RT @HedgehogTrader: Best way to make market go up is to buy a downside hedge. Indeed our HHT Newsletter $KNDI rec from $11.30s last week is…
24 Oct 14 09:23:37
RT @HedgehogTrader: Best way to make market go up is to buy a downside hedge. Indeed our HHT Newsletter $KNDI rec from $11.30s last week is…
Calup Snider
24 Oct 14 09:23:28
Out rest of $KNDI at 14.10. Lunch time.
Hedgehog Trader
24 Oct 14 09:21:15
Best way to make market go up is to buy a downside hedge. Indeed our HHT Newsletter $KNDI rec from $11.30s last week is flying!
24 Oct 14 09:16:13
$KNDI Updated Chart http://t.co/zcKGmiBYx9 KNDI Relative Strength Index (RSI) Analysis RSI @ 49.23 http://t.co/Bg9Lm7RbjZ
Future Tech Investor
24 Oct 14 09:13:43
Musk says #ultracapacitor are the future. Is $MXWL a $TSLA buyout target? $KNDI $F $GM $MU $FB $JD $WB $S $JPM $BAC $WFC $DRYS $TVIX $MBLY
أبـــو حـــمـــد™
24 Oct 14 09:05:01
@abdulnasser15 السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة هل شركة $KNDI على خطى تسلا؟
24 Oct 14 09:03:41
$KNDI...WORKING A HIGHER HIGH / HIGHER LOW ...now. http://t.co/RDZ2vs73FA
Calup Snider
24 Oct 14 08:50:48
Taking some off $KNDI at 14.3 so I don't have to watch it as closely.
Sweet EV Ride
24 Oct 14 08:31:44
$KNDI EDGX sitting on 14.3 big time then moved to 14.34. EDGX leading is good.
Sweet EV Ride
24 Oct 14 08:28:09
$KNDI Barchart Cheat Sheet has $14.32 as the 50% retracement from 52 week high/low. http://t.co/SA1W7FQOvn Which is ~ current resistance.
24 Oct 14 08:22:12
$KNDI 1mo trend is bullish/6mo trend is bearish. Resistance level at $15.15 http://t.co/1kKqBQaMEH
24 Oct 14 08:20:41
Potential Intraday Runners |http://t.co/xKyvVISux2 $CLF, $ACHN, $CLDX, $KNDI, $DATA, $DGLY, $XONE, $PBPB, $FMI
Air with Flair
24 Oct 14 08:18:37
$KNDI let's gooo
24 Oct 14 08:10:17
$KNDI over 14.00 limit hit
24 Oct 14 08:01:07
175.0% increased bullish conversations in $KNDI in the past 1 hour.
Large Void Bot
24 Oct 14 08:00:33
a. dean hawe
24 Oct 14 07:56:54
$kndi doesnt look done - shorts are quietly sneaking toward the exits
24 Oct 14 07:54:57
$KNDI China news could be huge!!!
24 Oct 14 07:46:20
RT @ACInvestorBlog: $KNDI strong action....back over $14
24 Oct 14 07:36:41
Antonio Costa
24 Oct 14 07:36:05
$KNDI strong action....back over $14
a. dean hawe
24 Oct 14 07:28:49
$kndi bye bye 13s
Calup Snider
24 Oct 14 07:19:25
Trying $KNDI long if it can hold 14
24 Oct 14 07:18:56
$KNDI $14.53 is the target
24 Oct 14 07:18:22
$KNDI There it goes
Raj Gill
24 Oct 14 07:17:24
$KNDI if it breaks $14...it's game over for the shorts
24 Oct 14 07:15:52
$KNDI Long Idea here http://t.co/6OKcwsuwfA
a. dean hawe
24 Oct 14 07:13:04
@CalupSnider are you looking to short $kndi above 14?
Calup Snider
24 Oct 14 06:43:32
Watching $KNDI above 14.00 for a trade, $NBR for a swing.
Sweet EV Ride
24 Oct 14 06:37:12
$KNDI Yesterdays VPOC volume point of control of $13.51 has now been touched so todays VPOC will replace it.
Sweet EV Ride
24 Oct 14 06:36:02
$KNDI 310 shares traded in the third minute. What year is this 2012?
Sweet EV Ride
24 Oct 14 06:30:51
$KNDI We have an opening print of 15,580 at $13.59.
24 Oct 14 06:18:45
During this #Ebola outbreak, $KNDI investors will also want to buy $SMED. They handle medical and hazardous waste http://t.co/LCSGeFDxqQ
Stock Forums
24 Oct 14 05:59:00
$C Filings Click Here: http://t.co/rIz0anCYbE Also See: $GTATQ $GGAL $KNDI $IBM ~
Marc Hav
24 Oct 14 05:56:51
24 Oct 14 05:50:02
RT @kirillklip: International #Lithium And Ganfeng Lithium: #Avalonia Lithium Project, Ireland. http://t.co/NNJxBYtkO1 $ILC.v $TSLA $LIT $…
Chasing Stars
23 Oct 14 22:07:42
$MTVX Yield Click Here: http://t.co/tbXwpHexg7 Also See: $IRBT $GDXJ $CVX $KNDI ~
Stephen s
23 Oct 14 21:37:31
RT @stock_forums: $HPNN Financials Click Here: http://t.co/64S5JM6MJu Also See: $XIV $CPE $KO $KNDI ~
Stock Forums
23 Oct 14 20:34:29
$HPNN Financials Click Here: http://t.co/64S5JM6MJu Also See: $XIV $CPE $KO $KNDI ~
23 Oct 14 18:44:35
RT @Greatstockpix: Video of some chart setups I'll be watching tomorrow: $LEN $DGLY $LAKE $APT $ISIS $KNDI http://t.co/d2P6OdU1QM
Charts 123
23 Oct 14 18:17:02
Buy signals in Asia: $KNDI $HPJ http://t.co/FAa6smKjJf #stocks
23 Oct 14 18:15:04
$KNDI high open interest range is 12.00 to 20.00 for option expiration 10/24/2014. http://t.co/RBb0RqY22n
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