E Small Cap Best & Worst Stocks - March 17, 2016

  • The strongest small cap sectors is consumer goods.
  • The best small cap industry is business software.

The average small cap score is 51.38, which is above the four week score of 51.31. The average small cap stock in our universe is trading -35.7% below its 52 week high, -4.37% below its 200 dma, and has 7.31 days to cover held short.

Consumer goods, utilities, technology, industrials, and financials score best. Basics and services score in line. Healthcare scores below average.

The strongest small cap industry is business software (EBIX, CSGS, PRFT). Gold (GSS, DRD), specialized semiconductor (QLGC), restaurants (SONC, BJRI, RRGB), and home furnishing (ETH) also score high.

In small cap basics, focus on gold and steel & iron (ZEUS, ROCK). the top consumer baskets are home furnishings and processed & packaged goods (BDBD). P&C insurers (UFCS) and regional banks (CFNL, MBWM) can be bought in financials. Specialized health (PRSC) and medical appliances (OFIX, RTIX, CYNO, CRY) are best in healthcare. The strongest industrials groups are general building materials (NCS) and heavy construction (GVA, AEGN). Restaurants, specialty retail (FRAN, HZO), and resorts/casinos (BYD, CNTY) are top scoring in services. Business software, specialized semi, and semi equipment (UTEK) are the highest scoring tech industries. 

 

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