Top And Bottom Small Cap Stocks - Monday, Nov.14

  • The strongest small cap sector is industrial goods.
  • The best small cap industry is S&Ls.

The average small cap score this week is 61.07. Over the past four weeks, the average small cap score is 56.1. The average small cap is trading -23.06% below its 52 week high, 2.08% above its 200 dma, and has 9.15 days to cover short.

The strongest small cap sectors are industrial goods and financials. Consumer goods, technology, and services score in line. Utilities, healthcare, and basics score below average.

The top scoring small cap industry is savings & loans (NWBI, BRKL, FBC, DCOM). P&C insurers (STFC, HMN), specialized semi (MPWR), regional banks (TCBK, TBBK, LKFN, CFNL), and semi equipment (TSRA, OSIS, KLIC) are also high scoring. 

Buy steel & iron (ROCK, SCHN, AKS, HAYN) and oil & gas drilling (GIFI) in basics. Focus on auto parts and processed & packaged goods (MGPI) in consumer goods. The best financials industries are S&Ls, P&C insurers, and regional banks. In healthcare, concentrate on home healthcare (LHCG, AFAM) and medical instruments (VASC, OSUR, ANGO, MMSI, ATRC, ATRI). Heavy construction (AEGN, GVA), industrial electrical equipment (DAKT, BGC), and general building materials (HW) can be bought in industrials. Staffing (BBSI, CCRN), management services (NCI), and education (STRA) offer upside in services. The top technology industries are specialized semi, semi equipment, and Internet information (BCOR).  

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