E Small Cap Report: Best And Worst

Methodology

Our weekly best and worst reports show you stocks with the best potential returns over the coming 6 to 12 months.  The score is calculated by fusing together the key drivers of price movement including, earnings beats, earnings growth, at-the-market insider buys, institutional activity, short ratio analysis, price to earnings analysis and calendar quarter seasonality.  Those stocks appearing in our best list should be bought while those appearing in our worst list should be sold.

The highest scoring names in small cap from 1 year ago (4/18/2013) returned 580 bps more than the Russell 2000. The best performers have been HOMB up 72%, CIR up 68%, MINI up 63%, DXPE up 62%, GB up 58%, and UHAL up 54%.

  • The best small cap sector is utilities.
  • The best small cap industry is trucking.

The average small cap score is 45.55, below the four week moving average score of 48.75. The average small cap is trading -25.65% below its 52 week high, -2.45% below its 200 dma, and has 6.71 days to cover short.
 
The best small cap sector is utilities. Industrial goods, consumer goods, basics, and services score above average. Technology, financials, and healthcare score below average.
 

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