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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
22 Aug 14 02:28:58
RT @jmsjsph: #Shanghai ORDERS cars off road, pollution exceeds scale.Speaking of scale $KNDI ups production http://t.co/O9S2zESlIV http://t…
Market News
22 Aug 14 01:30:02
$KNDI: Today's Dead Cat Bounce Stock: Kandi Technologies Group (KNDI) http://t.co/hHafVULrEV http://t.co/J1enCMN3Aj
Paul Josaph
22 Aug 14 00:26:20
$JRJC triple (as one article stated) by this year next time. The next $KNDI when it went from 4's to 20's but better and faster. #dontsleep
Mr Dax
21 Aug 14 23:43:57
My watchlist bounce: $JMEI, $NLNK ; short $KNDI , $HMSY, $IRF , $MNDL, $JRJC
Mr Dax
21 Aug 14 22:56:12
$KNDI bearish engulfing candle yesterday , usually strong sell signal
Charts 123
21 Aug 14 21:14:03
Sell signals in Asia: $WUBA $TEDU $KNDI $MOBI http://t.co/FAa6smKjJf #stocks
Future Tech Investor
21 Aug 14 20:44:26
$KNDI Weekly Cup/Handle $TSLA $TTM $F $GM $DDD $ZNGA $FB $YY $JD $JPM $MU $FSLR $GPRO $JRJC $FCEL $NFLX $GOOG $A $NUE http://t.co/2pqSMhhXEa
21 Aug 14 20:30:33
http://t.co/jBIs7yJlq0 Premarket trading Ideas for Aug 22nd: $TFM, $QUNR, $ROST, $GME, $ARO, $DUST, $DGLY, $OGXI, $JRJC, $KNDI, $UVXY, $XIV
Stock Headlines
21 Aug 14 20:30:16
$KNDI: Kandi Technologies Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results http://t.co/F381AnezaE http://t.co/tIzXlK2ibI
Colin Macleod
21 Aug 14 20:20:05
August 21 2014 Chart Patterns: Channel http://t.co/SpUx5GugPv $KNDI $LQD $GT $VNO $AF
James Joseph
21 Aug 14 20:00:18
Growing mid class=more cars. Cars=70-80% of air pollution in #Shanghai. Each usually lays unused. Enter 1st pureEV #carshare via $KNDI
James Joseph
21 Aug 14 19:48:51
#Shanghai ORDERS cars off road, pollution exceeds scale.Speaking of scale $KNDI ups production http://t.co/O9S2zESlIV http://t.co/zwCvPdoDVB
bigblaster stocks
21 Aug 14 19:34:06
RT @leahanneta: $EDC Emrg Mkts Bull 3X Direxion (EDC) 34.33 -0.24 (-0.69%) $EBAY $KNDI $EVSV http://t.co/SXdOJ6QPA6
James Joseph
21 Aug 14 19:32:20
U won't find blue skies in #Shanghai anymore. See: https://t.co/34kmYFwv1l Enter $KNDI & China's 1st pureEV #carshare http://t.co/DQGcr8wsjM
21 Aug 14 19:12:50
Commented on StockTwits: $kndi still have buy signals above 18...it's a $25+ stock IMHO http://t.co/xjfFcem82N http://t.co/W2FDkNWELA
21 Aug 14 19:04:19
WatchMadazTrade Watchlist for Friday 8/22/14 http://t.co/T4I13vAwIT $JRJC $DGLY $KNDI $TKMR #stocks #trading #daytrading
Market Updates
21 Aug 14 18:29:01
$KNDI: Kandi Technologies Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results http://t.co/sCsXQJB7aU http://t.co/VnVOfbyDso
Charts 123
21 Aug 14 18:14:03
Asia sell signals: $WUBA $TEDU $KNDI $MOBI http://t.co/FAa6smKjJf #stocks
21 Aug 14 18:00:59
$KNDI don't sleep...mucho call vol in this name. Have a stop on commons @ 19. Will be adding calls on the cheap...BTMFD!
Ryan Strong
21 Aug 14 17:50:47
@MakeDollarsWork out of almost every thing now, only long $GSR.V and $POP.V will get back in $TSLA and $KNDI and playing options on $TKRM
Nelson Molina
21 Aug 14 17:35:08
$KNDI Don't see anything bearish, its just a different stock not for weak hands, $22.50 tomorrow http://t.co/Ury28OVYJW
Colin Macleod
21 Aug 14 17:33:33
August 21 2014 Candlestick Patterns: Bearish Engulfing http://t.co/Df6nzvturM $BBRY $KNDI $YGE $AA $AAL $JBLU $WAG $XOM $GME $YUM $AMZN
Wayne Nguyen
21 Aug 14 16:52:33
$KNDI it has been merely a retracement of the down leg. So most likely will resume down leg. http://t.co/Hc5CZ3a6i9
21 Aug 14 16:35:09
$KNDI today's strong loss was due to short players covered through options before big jump.
Market Updates
21 Aug 14 16:28:55
$KNDI: Why Kandi Technologies (KNDI) Stock Is Gaining Today http://t.co/pgyTOJAYma http://t.co/bFAJWrRT09
Colin Macleod
21 Aug 14 16:10:31
Kandi Technolgies Group, Inc. (KNDI) Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 8-21-14 http://t.co/qVj3W7HQM6 $KNDI
21 Aug 14 15:59:58
$KNDI coming back to trend line https://t.co/7F33S4yHSt via http://t.co/eJgBzSEGxE
Mr Dax
21 Aug 14 15:56:59
$KNDI so weak today after gap up
21 Aug 14 15:54:47
RT @ClayTrader25: $KNDI Stock Chart Analysis_ 8-21-14 - watch here: http://t.co/XrSmvcVttD @jimcramer @cnbc @thestreet @SquawkStreet
Colin Macleod
21 Aug 14 15:54:23
August 21 P&F Ascending Triple Top Breakout http://t.co/2XpIGZirl6 $AAPL $KNDI $INTC $JRJC $CSCO $AMAT $WFC $JBLU $GILD $EMC $PLUG $NOK
Colin Macleod
21 Aug 14 15:37:35
August 21 2014 P&F Bullish Catapult http://t.co/ycdZh4jw4e $KNDI $IPG $HST $TSO $TV $APH $CCE $BURL $BIOF
Market Headlines
21 Aug 14 15:28:59
$KNDI: Kandi Technologies: Concerns Over Recent 10-Q Have No Merit http://t.co/dQXwmwe1wF http://t.co/bioEYnXydJ
Penny Detective
21 Aug 14 14:40:36
http://t.co/R86fyaG6Mr ClayTrader: * * $KNDI Video Chart 8-21-14 * *: ClayTrader http://t.co/GULv9pjGnq
21 Aug 14 14:16:41
$KNDI Stock Chart Analysis_ 8-21-14 - watch here: http://t.co/XrSmvcVttD @jimcramer @cnbc @thestreet @SquawkStreet
21 Aug 14 13:27:49
P/L: Lots of plays today. Decent gains. Want to see more days like this. $DGLY $EBAY $HTZ $JRJC $KNDI $NQ $TKMR http://t.co/rScrTNju4G
Sarcasm Bot
21 Aug 14 13:17:50
$KNDI :) long and strong :). M m just trying to shake u out lol. This will return to 21 soon
Jarrad Fiorito
21 Aug 14 13:05:49
Want to see all my trades from today? Might need a microscope $JRJC $KNDI $DGLY $HGSH $SPY http://t.co/7asFcBLet8
Stock Headlines
21 Aug 14 12:29:15
$KNDI: Why Chinese Stocks Jumped? – Kandi Technologies Group Inc (KNDI), E ... http://t.co/lN6zwZpGRh http://t.co/3aSJIosdR3
21 Aug 14 12:04:04
163.0% increased bullish conversations in $KNDI in the past 1 hour.
James Stefaney
21 Aug 14 12:02:19
$KNDI Jumped back in some KNDI while it was on sale!!
Becky Hiu
21 Aug 14 12:00:39
$KNDI Lol elevator up and down
Large Void Bot
21 Aug 14 12:00:23
Popular: $KNDI, $PXLW, $XOP, $BX, $MO
Jarrad Fiorito
21 Aug 14 11:46:45
$KNDI what a bounce all the way to 19.50 !
GreenRush Media LLC
21 Aug 14 11:45:33
@TheMovementNJ $BITA $HAIN $LMT $GTAT $KNDI $TSLA $PCLN $DRL do you need more?
21 Aug 14 11:43:11
Commented on StockTwits: $KNDI Marketcap around $1 Billion, remind me again how much money do they make ? CHINA =... http://t.co/6Vkb911UBI
21 Aug 14 11:37:46
$KNDI possible flag forming.
21 Aug 14 11:33:42
Obviously buying small was the safe move, but not the most profitable ... #noballs $KNDI
Investary Group
21 Aug 14 11:30:32
Kandi $KNDI continues to face heavy volatility & manipulation.This action happens on a regular basis. Read more here: http://t.co/Wd8NxzztYV
Stock News Headlines
21 Aug 14 11:29:25
$KNDI: Why Kandi Technologies (KNDI) Stock Is Gaining Today http://t.co/1BElDDhXYg http://t.co/KQ196YSAfn
Interactive Brokers
21 Aug 14 11:27:53
#IBTI Technical Analysis - Waverly Advisors Afternoon Update http://t.co/6DLpsNoYr5 $WUBA $EBAY $HPQ $GOGO $MON $AZN $KNDI $HTZ
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