E Small Cap Best And Worst Stocks - Thursday, May 18

  • The best small cap sector technology.
  • The top small cap industry is investment brokerage.

The average small cap score is 48.99 and the average score over the past four weeks is 49.99. The typical small cap stock in our coverage is trading -22.91% below its 52 week high, 3.89% above its 200 dma, and has a short ratio of 6.84 days.

The top small cap sectors are technology, healthcare, and consumer goods. Services, industrial goods, financials, utilities, and basic materials score poorly.

The following are the best and worst scoring small cap stocks this week.

The next chart provides context by showing historical sector score over time.

The best small cap industry is this week remains investment brokerage. Resorts/casinos (MCRI, PENN), home health (AMED, ADUS), semi equipment & materials (UTEK, OSIS, KLIC), and application software (ALRM, QLYS, PFPT, ELLI) are also high scoring.

No basics baskets score above average this week. Processed & packaged goods and auto parts (MTOR) are top scoring in consumer goods. Investment brokerage and credit services (WRLD) offer upside in financials. Home healthcare, specialized health services (BEAT), and medical appliances (SPNC, CNMD, EXAC) are most attractive in healthcare. Only aerospace/defense (AVAV) is above average scoring in industrial goods. The best services groups include resorts & casinos, education (STRA), and marketing services. In technology, focus on semi equipment, application software, and semi ICs.

 

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