E Best And Worst Small Caps - July 21, 2016

  • The strongest small cap sectors is financials.
  • The best small cap industry is regional banks.

The average small cap score this week is 55.72. In our small cap universe, the average stock is trading -27.23% below its 52 week high, 7.77% above its 200 dma, and has 7.15 days to cover held short.

The best small cap sector is financials. Utilities, industrials, and technology also score above the average universe score. Basics and consumer goods score in line with the average score. Healthcare and services score below average.

The top scoring small cap industry is regional banks (SNBC, CFNL, TCBK, MBWM). Internet information (XOXO), specialized semi (SIGM, QLGC), business software (MSTR, EBIX, TSYS, PRFT), and diversified electronics (SIMO, MEI, KOPN) are also top scoring. 

The best basics industries are gold (NG, SA, GSS, DRD), steel & iron (HAYN, ZEUS), and industrial metals & minerals (BOOM). Home furnishing (ETH, SCSS) and auto parts (SRI) are best in consumer goods. Regional banks, S&Ls (BRKL, PROV, NWBI, FBC), and credit services (WRLD, EZPW) are top scoring in financials. The best healthcare groups are home healthcare (LHCG, AMED, AFAM), specialized health services (AHS, BEAT), and medical appliances (ZLTQ, SPNC, NXTM, CRY, OFIX, CNMD). General building materials (HW, NCS) are best in industrials. Staffing (CCRN, BBSI), catalogs (FLWS), and management services (HURN, NCI) offer upside in services. The best technology groups are Internet information, specialized semi, and business software. 

 

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