Equities.com created the Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap companies best-positioned for future success, to help investors identify those small-cap companies with the most fundamental strength and the best chance for future success.
In 2013, the Small-Cap Stars generated returns in excess of 45%, and 2014 brings 369 new companies that feature an excellent chance at breaking through.
Here are the today's top-performing Small-Cap Stars as of noon on the east coast:
Doral Financial Corp. (DRL)
Doral Financial Corp. gained 37.87% to $6.48 in morning trading today. Volume reached 5,694,390. The stock's average daily volume is 1,152,802 shares. Doral Financial Corp. has a 52-week high of $25.00 and a 52-week low of $1.87, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $4.26 and $11.19 respectively.
Doral Financial Corporation is a bank holding company engaged in banking, mortgage banking and insurance agency activities through its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (INO)
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. gained 12.93% to $12.58 in morning trading today. Volume reached 9,295,960. The stock's average daily volume is 1,981,965 shares. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a 52-week high of $15.80 and a 52-week low of $4.88, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $9.49 and $10.06 respectively.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biomedical company, engaged in the development of next-generation vaccines to prevent or treat cancers and chronic infectious diseases.
Powersecure International (POWR)
Powersecure International gained 9.3% to $9.87 in morning trading today. Volume reached 682,137. The stock's average daily volume is 786,951 shares. Powersecure International has a 52-week high of $27.44 and a 52-week low of $6.41, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $8.33 and $16.71 respectively.
PowerSecure International Inc provides products and services to electric utilities, and their commercial, institutional and industrial customers. The Company operates in one segment: Utility and Energy Technologies.
Receptos Inc. (RCPT)
Receptos Inc. gained 8.75% to $38.28 in morning trading today. Volume reached 164,407. The stock's average daily volume is 649,018 shares. Receptos Inc. has a 52-week high of $55.00 and a 52-week low of $15.21, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $34.63 and $34.99 respectively.
Receptos Inc is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for immune disorders. Its product candidates span three distinct specialty disease areas.
Tg Therapeutics Inc. (TGTX)
Tg Therapeutics Inc. gained 8.42% to $8.95 in morning trading today. Volume reached 452,310. The stock's average daily volume is 680,686 shares. Tg Therapeutics Inc. has a 52-week high of $11.56 and a 52-week low of $2.97, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $7.94 and $5.79 respectively.
TG Therapeutics Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development & commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer & other underserved therapeutic needs.
Equities.com's Small-Cap Stars: Taking Your Portfolio to the Moon
The equities.com Small-Cap Stars represent a list of small caps that our system has selected as among those most likely to make big gains this year. Our systems takes hundreds of small-cap companies and runs a complex statistical regression to determine how the best companies differ from the worst based on a few dozen different fundamental metrics. This allows us to identify an industry-specific statistical profile that previously successful companies featured immediately prior to their stock taking off. Then, by applying that profile to the current markets, we can those companies in the best position for potential gains in the coming year.
These 369 small caps should give any investor more than a few investment ideas to get started with, and ones that should have a real chance to succeed in the volatile and unpredictable small-cap investing space.