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Small Cap Report

By Todd Campbell
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:39 PM EST
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Small Cap Report


The highest scoring names in small cap from 1 year ago (3/20/2013) returned 3,708 bps more than the S&P 500.  The best performers have been RAD up 255%, CAMP up 205%, JAZZ up 163%, MDSO up 127%, GBX up 109%, and HOMB up 90%.


  • Utilities & Services score highest in small cap.
  • The top small cap industry is restaurants.

The average small cap score is 57.25 this week, below the four week moving average score of 59.06. The average small cap company is trading -30.06% below its 52 week high, 7.71% above its 200 dma, and has 6.76 days to cover short.
 
The best small cap sectors include utilities (small sample size), services, industrials, and financials. Consumer and healthcare score in line. Basic materials and technology score below average.


SMALL CAP       3/20/2014 4 Week MA
Company Name Symbol Sector INDUSTRY SCORE SCORE
BEST          
Diodes Inc DIOD TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 105 91.25
Agilysys Inc AGYS SERVICES ELECTRONICS WHOLESALE 100 103.75
Cardinal Fin'l CFNL FINANCIALS REGIONAL BANKS 100 86.25
Chemed Inc CHE HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH CARE 100 98.75
Cali. Water Svcs. CWT UTILITIES WATER UTILITIES 100 97.5
Greenbrier Companies Inc GBX SERVICES RAILROADS 100 100
Anacor Pharma ANAC HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 95 93.75
Boulder Brands BDBD CONSUMER GOODS PROCESSED & PACKAGED GOODS 95 71.25
Builders FirstSource BLDR SERVICES HOME IMPROVEMENT STORES 95 98.75
Century Aluminum CENX BASIC MATERIALS ALUMINUM 95 95
Ebix Inc EBIX TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS SOFTWARE & SERVICES 95 98.75
American Ecology ECOL INDUSTRIAL GOODS WASTE MANAGEMENT 95 92.5
Finish Line Inc FINL SERVICES APPAREL STORES 95 90
MarineMax, Inc. HZO SERVICES SPECIALTY RETAIL, OTHER 95 85
Intevac Inc IVAC TECHNOLOGY DIVERSIFIED ELECTRONICS 95 93.75
LCA Vision LCAV HEALTHCARE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 95 92.5
Penford Corp PENX BASIC MATERIALS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS 95 85
Saba Software SABA TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE & SERVICES 95 96.25
Sun Hydraulics Inc SNHY INDUSTRIAL GOODS INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT & COMPONENTS 95 97.5
Triquint Semi TQNT TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 95 95
Xyratex Ltd XRTX TECHNOLOGY DATA STORAGE DEVICES 95 93.75
Cyberonics CYBX HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 95 95
ExamWorks EXAM SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES 95 96.25
Heartware Int'l HTWR HEALTHCARE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES 95 96.25
Ironwood IRWD HEALTHCARE MEDICAL LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH 95 96.25
Sangamo Bio SGMO HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 95 93.75
Vascular Solutions VASC HEALTHCARE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES 95 97.5
B J S Restaurants BJRI SERVICES RESTAURANTS 90 66.25
C D I Corp CDI SERVICES STAFFING & OUTSOURCING SERVICES 90 93.75
Consolidated Graphics Inc CGX SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES 90 90
Capstead Mortgage Corp CMO FINANCIALS MORTGAGE INVESTMENT 90 88.75
Dxp Enterprises Inc DXPE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT WHOLESALE 90 90
Dixie Group DXYN CONSUMER GOODS TEXTILES 90 93.75
FormFactor Inc. FORM TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR-BROAD LINE 90 95
Federal Signal FSS CONSUMER GOODS TRUCKS & OTHER VEHICLES 90 66.25
Greenlight Capital Re Ltd A GLRE FINANCIALS PROPERTY & CASUALITY INSURANCE 90 76.25
Keryx Bio KERX HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 90 83.75
Monolithic Power Sys MPWR TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR-SPECIALIZED 90 90
Premiere Global Services PGI TECHNOLOGY DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATION SERVICES 90 85
Regeneration Tech RTIX HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 90 78.75
Silicom LTD SILC TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING & COMMUNICATION DEVICES 90 92.5
State Auto Financial Corp STFC FINANCIALS PROPERTY & CASUALITY INSURANCE 90 76.25
Universal Electronics Inc UEIC CONSUMER GOODS ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 90 92.5
Encore Wire WIRE BASIC MATERIALS COPPER 90 96.25
Alimera Sciences ALIM HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 90 87.5
Anika ANIK HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 90 93.75
Natus Medical BABY HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 90 92.5
Fluidigm FLDM TECHNOLOGY SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS 90 93.75
NewLink Genetics NLNK HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 90 91.25
PhotoMedex PHMD HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 90 72.5
World Wresting Assoc WWE SERVICES ENTERTAINMENT- DIVERSIFIED 90 88.75
           
WORST          
Rediff.com REDF TECHNOLOGY INTERNET INFORMATION PROVIDER 10 12.5
Affymax AFFY HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 16.25
Amedisys Inc AMED HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH CARE 15 30
Earthlink ELNK TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS 15 16.25
S T R Holdings STRI TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- SPECIALIZED 15 16.25
United Online UNTD TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE & SERVICES 15 16.25
Geron GERN HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 37.5
Triple-S Management GTS FINANCIALS ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE 15 18.75
Synta Pharm SNTA HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 15 27.5

 

The best scoring small cap industry is restaurants (BJRI, SONC, DAVE). Processed & packaged goods (BDBD, DMND) also score highly. Business services (EXAM, CGX, KONG) offers upside. Textiles (DXYN, BEBE) benefit from 2010 & 2011 price increases, solid clothing retail sales growth, carpet demand, and relatively tame cotton prices. Railroad (GBX, ARII) suppliers benefit from carload pricing power driven demand.
 


 

Gold (GSS) is the only small cap basics industry to score above average this week; trade up in market cap where possible. In consumer goods, buy processed & packaged goods, and textiles. The best financials groups include regional banks (CFNL, MBWM, TBBK), P&C insurers (STFC, GLRE), and savings & loans (FBC, WIBC, PROV). In healthcare, buy medical appliances (CYBX, PHMD, BABY, RTIX), and drug related products (NUTR, AUXL). The best industrials baskets are aerospace/defense (ORB), and heavy construction (MTRX, GVA).  In services, focus on restaurants, business services, and railroads. In technology, buy semi ICs (DIOD, PLXT), specialized semi (MPWR, QLGC), and scientific & technical instruments (FLDM, NEWP, NANO).

 

SMALL CAP INDUSTRY SCORE   3/20/2014
Sector INDUSTRY Score
     
BASIC MATERIALS GOLD 59.00
BASIC MATERIALS STEEL & IRON 54.29
BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT OIL & GAS 53.50
BASIC MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL METALS & MINERALS 49.00
BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS DRILLI

None.