E Small Cap Best & Worst Report - April 28, 2016

  • The strongest small cap sectors are utilities, consumer, and industrials.
  • The best small cap industry is processed & packaged goods.

The average small cap score is 50.65 and that's above the four week average score of 49.96. The average small cap stock in our universe is trading -31.4% below its 52 week high, 2.63% above its 200 dma, and has 8.09 days to cover held short.

Utilities, consumer goods, industrials, and basics score above average. Financials and technology score in line. Healthcare and services score below average.

Processed & packaged goods (BDBD) score best. Auto parts (SRI, TWI, MTOR), business software (CSGS, TSYS, PRFT), specialized health (AHS, PRSC), and trucking (MRTN, SAIA) also score high.

The best small cap basics industries are gold (SA), oil & gas drilling (PKD), and steel & iron (ZEUS, AKS). The best consumer goods industries are processed & packaged goods, auto parts, and home furnishings (ETH). Regional banks (MBWM) are strong in financials. Specialty health, medical instruments (LMAT, IART, MMSI, CMN, LMNX, VASC), and home healthcare (AMED, BIOS) can be bought in healthcare. Aerospace/defense (AVAV) and general building (NCS) are best in industrials. Truckers, marketing services (ABTL), and resorts/casinos (BYD) offer upside in services. Business software, scientific & technical instruments (NANO, BMI, RSTI), and diversified electronics (SIMO) are strong in technology.

 

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