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Small Cap Stars: Three Green Ways to Make Green

By  +Follow November 25, 2013 8:48AM
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The traditional perspective of the entrepreneur is a decidedly anti-environmental one. Doing something for the environment inevitably means hurting the bottom line for businesses. However, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. There’s plenty of ways to help the planet and make plenty of cash in the process, especially as industries around the world start looking for greener, more-efficient ways to operate.

Now, a savvy investor has any number of ways directing their capital that will benefit companies focused on environmentally responsible products without sacrificing any of the big returns they’re hoping for. And the Small-Cap Stars from Equities.com is no stranger to green companies with big returns. Our fundamental analysis of small-cap companies provides a clear methodology for identifying those stocks that are positioned to succeed based on an examination of other successful firms in their industry. And, so far, these companies have provided returns in excess of 35 percent in 2013.

So here’s a look at three small-cap industrial goods companies that are building products that help businesses operate in a more environmentally-friendly fashion.

CECO Environmental Corporation (CECE)

Market cap: $402.373 million

YTD return: 63.53 percent

CECO is a producer of air pollution control technology, producing products that reduce and eliminate toxic emissions from industrial processes. The company was already having a solid year through the first three quarters, up almost 35 percent. However, it kicked into another gear into another gear in October after a solid Q3 earnings report, and it’s up almost 20 percent just since the start of September.

US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL)

Market cap: $697.454 million

YTD return: 56.51 percent

US Ecology is in the business of cleaning things up. Through its subsidiaries, they provide hazardous, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB),  radioactive, and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services for a variety of commercial and government entities that can include medical and academic institutions, electric utilities, refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, and steel mills. The company saw a more-than 13 percent spike on October 29 after releasing a major earnings beat.

Fuel Tech, Inc. (FTEK)

Market cap: $135.629 million

YTD return: 34.46 percent

Fuel Tech provides air pollution reduction and boiler optimization solutions for industrial and utility companies, operating in the Air Pollution Control (APC) segment and Fuel Chem technology segment. Their fuel chem technology improves the efficiency and reliability by controlling slagging, fouling, and corrosion through the addition of chemicals to fuel. Their APC segment reduces the emission of mono-nitrogen oxide emissions in flue gas from incinerators, boilers, furnaces, and other stationary combustion units. It was the APC unit's major impovement that helped the company produce the excellent Q3 earnings that sparked an 18 percent gain on November 12.

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Results for ECOL
21 Aug 14 08:20:10
US Ecology : Announces Appointment of Katina Dorton to Its Board of Directors http://t.co/tICrsv6Oxb $ECOL
The Fly
21 Aug 14 07:15:02
$AB $FII $HCCI $MDCA $MEET $PNM $PRFT $INN $TSLA $TYL $ECOL $VTNR On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary: Full Story http://t.co/qmQIXKB2jZ
Market Compass
21 Aug 14 06:16:56
$ECOL: US Ecology's (ECOL) CEO Jeffrey Feeler on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call ... http://t.co/rVkoteFUu2 http://t.co/y8guLnQOZU
Seeking Alpha
21 Aug 14 06:15:52
Tracking Small-Cap Super Investor Bares Capital Management - Q2 2014 http://t.co/CZbBpR3nvF $ATU $CEB $CFX $CRMT $ECOL $FHCO $GHM $HEI
21 Aug 14 06:08:28
US Ecology Coverage Initiated at Stifel Nicolaus $ECOL http://t.co/wgzxmu8TpJ
Analyst Ratings
21 Aug 14 05:19:21
US Ecology initiated by Stifel Nicolaus at buy. $52.00 PT. http://t.co/2BgmtJJXxX $ECOL #ECOL
US Consumer News
21 Aug 14 05:07:56
US Ecology initiated by Stifel Nicolaus at buy. $52.00 PT. http://t.co/9vukPoV707 $ECOL #ECOL
21 Aug 14 04:50:22
$ECOL: Stifel starts at Buy
20 Aug 14 10:17:18
Mindful that long time posn $ECOL [+95% since 12/12 entry] is within sight of RStop level which is currently 42.82.
Financial Headlines
20 Aug 14 09:17:12
$ECOL: Insider Selling: US Ecology Director Sells 10000 Shares of Stock (ECOL) http://t.co/aC492dTwgF http://t.co/OxSCwPxPx6
20 Aug 14 08:35:04
US ECOLOGY : Change in Directors or Principal Officers (form 8-K) http://t.co/keppuYGRhB $ECOL
20 Aug 14 08:35:04
$ECOL ALERT: New US Ecology, Inc. SEC Filing From our Stock News Alerts App
BV Services
20 Aug 14 08:32:04
$ECOL Us Ecology, Inc files Form 8-K (Events or Changes Between Quarterly Reports) SEC Filing.. http://t.co/jBkGvU15d9
20 Aug 14 08:31:13
$ECOL - Current Report Filing (8-k) http://t.co/aeYI65iidJ
Small Cap Strategist
20 Aug 14 05:11:22
US Ecology $ECOL joins 21st Century with appointment of first woman to board of directors - http://t.co/YDgaRJtkW5 - #nuclear #waste
Financial Headlines
20 Aug 14 03:16:59
$ECOL: US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release ... http://t.co/9x6cLUZruP http://t.co/CWHWf5u6Yc
20 Aug 14 03:05:02
US Ecology : Announces Appointment of Katina Dorton to Its Board of Directors http://t.co/OkM8KIZODh $ECOL
20 Aug 14 03:03:02
$ECOL US Ecology Announces Appointment of Katina Dorton to Its Board of Directors From our Stock News Alerts App
BV Services
20 Aug 14 03:00:48
$ECOL US Ecology Announces Appointment of Katina Dorton to Its Board of Directors.. http://t.co/BdCUGOZoej
16 Aug 14 16:58:02
http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss leahanne: $ECOL US Ecology (ECOL) 44.09 -0.91 (-2.02%) $EMB: leahanne http://t.co/yHz3cMBpVS http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss
16 Aug 14 16:58:00
http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8 leahanne: $ECOL US Ecology (ECOL) 44.09 -0.91 (-2.02%) $EMB: leahanne http://t.co/ENgaD0UQiS http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8
Investors Hangout
16 Aug 14 10:19:15
leahanne: $ECOL US Ecology (ECOL) 44.09 -0.91 (-2.02%) $EMB http://t.co/FuudW9e6YS
Investors Hangout
16 Aug 14 10:19:15
leahanne: $ECOL US Ecology (ECOL) 44.09 -0.91 (-2.02%) $EMB http://t.co/bU97kLzzUt
Business News
16 Aug 14 10:16:40
$ECOL: US Ecology Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 9:00 am ET today http://t.co/ikjOG1pvAI http://t.co/BfbzEttvqF
Extreme Stocks
16 Aug 14 10:08:19
leahanne: $ECOL US Ecology (ECOL) 44.09 -0.91 (-2.02%) $EMB http://t.co/zWfNLj0Ueu
16 Aug 14 09:53:14
$ECOL US Ecology (ECOL) 44.09 -0.91 (-2.02%) $EMB $PLI.TO $TPH http://t.co/uPsBZPHEL2
Investors Hangout
16 Aug 14 07:00:34
Jake13: $ECOL Buy or Sell Opinion Click here to find out http://t.co/REDb2vAWbM
Investors Hangout
16 Aug 14 07:00:34
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16 Aug 14 06:43:41
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16 Aug 14 01:42:49
ECOL 44.09 Stock Charts $ECOL US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 08/16/2014 03:43:01 ECOL Stock Chart - 1 http://t.co/3C4jieatIm
Financial Updates
14 Aug 14 13:16:56
$ECOL: Republic Services Hits 52-Week High on Operational Efficiency http://t.co/RwkXYiu4FI http://t.co/hNHvZVbxEZ
14 Aug 14 12:37:58
Recent add $TARO only new high in port today. Laggards include $AKRX $MU $ITMN $ECOL $GBX $WMB
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