Small Cap Report

The highest scoring names in small cap from 1 year ago (5/16/2013) returned 963 bps more than the Russell 2000. The best performers have been QCOR up 141%, GBX up 110%, CRZO up 108%, DXPE up 76%, UHAL up 61%, and CIR up 58%.

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

  
The average small cap score is 45.91 this week, below the four week moving average score of 46.47. The average small cap is trading -26% below its 52 week high, -4.02% below its 200 dma, and has 8.94 days to cover short.
 
Utilities are the top scoring small cap sector. We're also seeing other sectors begin to move up in score. Industrial goods, consumer goods, financials, and basics all score above average across small cap. Services score in line. Technology and healthcare score below average.
 

SM CAP       5/15/2014 4 Week MA
Company Name Symbol Sector INDUSTRY SCORE SCORE
BEST          
Dxp Enterprises Inc DXPE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT WHOLESALE 105 105
Greatbatch Inc. GB HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 100 98.75
Smith & Wesson Hldg. SWHC CONSUMER GOODS SPORTING GOODS 100 100
Arthrocare Corp. ARTC HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 95 92.5
Circor International Inc CIR INDUSTRIAL GOODS INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT & COMPONENTS 95 82.5
American Ecology ECOL INDUSTRIAL GOODS WASTE MANAGEMENT 95 93.75
ExamWorks EXAM SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES 95 97.5
Huron Consulting HURN FINANCIALS MANAGEMENT SERVICES 90 81.25
American Healthways HWAY HEALTHCARE SPECIALIZED HEALTH SERVICES 90 88.75
Merrimack Pharm MACK HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 90 67.5
Twin Disc TWIN INDUSTRIAL GOODS DIVERSIFIED MACHINERY 90 83.75
Anaren Inc. ANEN TECHNOLOGY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 85 85
BioSpecifics BSTC HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 85 76.25
Cavco Industries CVCO INDUSTRIAL GOODS MANUFACTURED HOUSING 85 88.75
Diodes Inc DIOD TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 85 82.5
Diamond Foods, Inc. DMND CONSUMER GOODS PROCESSED & PACKAGED GOODS 85 83.75
Medifast MED SERVICES SPECIALTY RETAIL, OTHER 85 86.25
Monolithic Power Sys MPWR TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR-SPECIALIZED 85 77.5
Meritor MTOR CONSUMER GOODS AUTO PARTS 85 83.75
Nautilus Group NLS CONSUMER GOODS SPORTING GOODS 85 71.25
PharMerica PMC SERVICES DRUG STORES 85 83.75
S C S Transport SAIA SERVICES TRUCKING 85 83.75
Albany Molecular AMRI HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 80 82.5
Aerovironment Inc. AVAV INDUSTRIAL GOODS AEROSPACE/DEFENSE  PRODUCTS & SERVICES 80 78.75
Natus Medical BABY HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 80 72.5
Calgon Carbon Corp. CCC INDUSTRIAL GOODS POLLUTION & TREATMENT CONTROLS 80 58.75
Citi Trends CTRN SERVICES APPAREL STORES 80 71.25
EPL Oil & Gas EPL BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT OIL & GAS 80 82.5
Forrester Research Inc. FORR SERVICES RESEARCH SERVICES 80 73.75
Greenbrier Companies Inc GBX SERVICES RAILROADS 80 80
Jakks Pacific Inc. JAKK CONSUMER GOODS TOYS & GAMES 80 78.75
Laclede Group Inc. LG UTILITIES GAS UTILITIES 80 75
Marten Transport MRTN SERVICES TRUCKING 80 77.5
NUTRISYSTEM Inc NTRI SERVICES CONSUMER SERVICES 80 73.75
Standard Motor Products Inc SMP CONSUMER GOODS AUTO PARTS 80 76.25
State Auto Financial Corp STFC FINANCIALS PROPERTY & CASUALITY INSURANCE 80 66.25
           
WORST          
Durect Corp DRRX HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 10 12.5
Forward Industries Inc FORD CONSUMER GOODS RUBBER & PLASTICS 10 20
Gigamedia LTD GIGM TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE & SERVICES 10 22.5
Rediff.com REDF TECHNOLOGY INTERNET INFORMATION PROVIDER 10 12.5
Sify Ltd SIFY TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS 10 13.75
Telik Inc. TELK HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 10 16.25
Alvarion LTD ALVR TECHNOLOGY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 15 15
Arrowhead Research ARWR HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 18.75
Aviat Networks AVNW TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 15 20
Cross Country Healthcare CCRN SERVICES STAFFING & OUTSOURCING SERVICES 15 16.25
CytRX CYTR HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 13.75
Dynavex Tech DVAX HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 15 17.5
Entravision Communications Corp EVC SERVICES BROADCASTING 15 12.5
Mannatech MTEX HEALTHCARE DRUG RELATED PRODUCTS 15 11.25
Novavax NVAX HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 13.75
Orexigen OREX HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 15 17.5
Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc PGNX HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 15
QLT Inc. QLTI HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 27.5
Radio One Inc ROIAK SERVICES BROADCASTING 15 43.75
Smith Micro Software SMSI TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION SOFTWARE 15 36.25
S T R Holdings STRI TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- SPECIALIZED 15 17.5
Stereotaxis Inc STXS HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 15 17.5
Verastem Inc VSTM HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 17.5

 

The best scoring small cap industry is trucking (SAIA, MRTN). Auto parts (MTOR,SMP) also score high and benefit from recovery in Europe. Business services (EXAM, KONG) offer upside. P&C insurers (STFC, UFCS) are historically strong performers through hurricane season. Independent oil & gas (GDP, PVA, PQ) are top scoring; however, managers have historically been rewarded for normalizing/trimming weights into May strength.

In small cap basics, buy independent oil & gas, and steel & iron (HAYN). The best consumer goods groups are auto parts and processed & packaged goods (DMND). The top financials industries include P&C insurers and regional banks (MBWM, SNBC). In healthcare, focus on specialized health services (HWAY) and medical appliances (GB, ARTC, BABY, OFIX). In industrial goods, buy heavy construction (AEGN), aerospace/defense (AVAV), and general building materials (USLM). The best in services are trucking, business services, and railroads (GBX). In technology, concentrate on semi ICs (DIOD), semi equipment (ATMI), and networking (BBOX)

SMALL CAP INDUSTRY SCORE   5/15/2014
Sector INDUSTRY Score
     
BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT OIL & GAS 60.50
BASIC MATERIALS STEEL & IRON 47.14
BASIC MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL METALS & MINERALS 42.00
BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS DRILLING & EXPLORATION 38.33
BASIC MATERIALS GOLD 27.00
CONSUMER GOODS AUTO PARTS 65.00
CONSUMER GOODS PROCESSED & PACKAGED GOODS 51.25
CONSUMER GOODS TEXTILES 38.33
CONSUMER GOODS HOME FURNISHING & FIXTURES 33.33
FINANCIALS PROPERTY & CASUALITY INSURANCE 61.00
FINANCIALS REGIONAL BANKS 50.00
FINANCIALS INVESTMENT BROKERAGE 45.00
FINANCIALS SAVINGS & LOANS 43.89
FINANCIALS CREDIT SERVICES 37.50
HEALTHCARE SPECIALIZED HEALTH SERVICES 49.29
HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 47.33
HEALTHCARE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES 46.90
HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH CARE 43.57
HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 40.00
HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 34.33
HEALTHCARE DRUG RELATED PRODUCTS 31.25
INDUSTRIAL GOODS HEAVY CONSTRUCTION 52.50
INDUSTRIAL GOODS AEROSPACE/DEFENSE  PRODUCTS & SERVICES 52.00
INDUSTRIAL GOODS GENERAL BUILDING MATERIALS 48.33
INDUSTRIAL GOODS INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 45.00
SERVICES TRUCKING 76.67
SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES 63.00
SERVICES RAILROADS 58.33
SERVICES RESTAURANTS 52.00
SERVICES SPECIALTY RETAIL, OTHER 49.17
SERVICES CATALOG & MAIL ORDER HOUSES 48.33
SERVICES MANAGEMENT SERVICES 46.25
SERVICES MARKETING SERVICES 45.00
SERVICES STAFFING & OUTSOURCING SERVICES 44.00
SERVICES EDUCATION & TRAINING SERV 41.67
SERVICES APPAREL STORES 40.83
SERVICES RESORTS AND CASINOS 36.25
SERVICES BROADCASTING 28.00
TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 56.43
TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS 52.50
TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING & COMMUNICATION DEVICES 51.25
TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS SOFTWARE & SERVICES 50.63
TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR-SPECIALIZED 46.67
TECHNOLOGY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 46.25
TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 41.25
TECHNOLOGY PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS 41.25
TECHNOLOGY SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS 40.00
TECHNOLOGY DIVERSIFIED ELECTRONICS 38.00
TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION SOFTWARE 37.00
TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE & SERVICES 36.11
TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 35.83
TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER PERIPHERALS 35.00
TECHNOLOGY INTERNET INFORMATION PROVIDER 31.25
TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS 28.33

 

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