April's Five Best Performing Financial Small-Cap Stars

Jacob Harper  |

In January 2013 Equities.com devised the Small-Cap Stars project, wherein our analysts began tracking a set of companies worth between $50 million and $1 billion that they felt had a higher-than-average chance of sporting high returns. After the Small-Cap index beat the Russell 2000 last year, the analysts revised the Small-Cap stars in January 2014, settling on 398 stocks.

The stocks were isolated using sector-specific criteria. For today, we diecided to look at the small-caps included in the Financial sector.

For the financial sector, the analysts looked for stocks that had a certain set of fundamentals, notably a negative price-to-book value ratio, a negative fixed asset to total asset ratio, and a positive market debt to capital ratio, among others.

After applying the methodology specific to the Financial sector to all the Financial small-caps on the market, our analysts found 92 plays worthy of inclusion.

Price: $8.02

P/E: N/A

30 Day Return as of May 1, 2014: +22.07 percent

Price: $6.92

P/E: 2.84

30 Day Return as of May 1, 2014: +20.98 percent

Price: $26.31

P/E: 11.90

30 Day Return as of May 1, 2014: +17.35 percent

 

Price: $4.42

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P/E: 147.33

30 Day Return as of May 1, 2014: +14.81 percent

 

Price: $22.54

P/E: 11.27

30 Day Return as of May 1, 2014: +11.92 percent

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