E Best And Worst In Small Cap Report - September 8, 2016

The strongest small cap sector is financials. The best small cap industry is specialized semi.

The average small cap score this week is 54.77. The average score over the last four weeks is 55.02. The average small cap stock in our universe is trading -24.53% below its 52 week high, 6.17% above its 200 dma, and has 7.95 days to cover short.

The best small cap sectors are financials, utilities, and industrial goods. Technology and consumer also score high. Services, healthcare, and basic materials score below average.

The following are the top and bottom scoring stocks in small cap.

The next chart shows small cap average score by sector over time.

Specialized semiconductor (SIGM, QLGC, MPWR) is the best scoring industry. Internet information (XOXO, BCOR), business software (EBIX, CSGS, TSYS, NTCT), S&Ls (BRKL, NWBI, PROV), and regional banks (SNBC, CFNL) are top scoring.

No basics baskets score above average. Auto parts (SRI) are best in consumer goods. The top financials industries are S&Ls, regional banks, and credit services (WRLD, EZPW). Focus on medical instruments (LMAT, MMSI, IART, VASC, ICUI, ANGO) and specialized health services (USPH, BEAT) in healthcare. Concentrate on industrial electrical (BGC), and aerospace/defense (TASR) in industrials. The strongest services groups are catalogs (NSIT, FLWS) and management services (HURN, NCI). In technology, buy specialized semi, Internet information, and business software.

 

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