E Small Cap Best And Worst - Thursday, April 20

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

The average small cap score is 47.46 and over the past four weeks, the score has averaged 50.12. The typical small cap stock in our coverage is trading -25.49% below its  52 week high, -1.22% below its 200 dma, and has 3.97 days to cover held short.

The top small cap sectors are technology and healthcare. Services and consumer goods score in line with the average score. Industrial goods, utilities, financials, and basics score below average.

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

The following chart shows historical small cap score by sector.

Investment brokers, resorts & casinos (MCRI, PENN), diversified electronics (MEI, SIMO), oil & gas drillers (WTI), and auto parts (MTOR) are the top scoring small cap industries.

Only oil & gas drilling scores above average in basics this week. In consumer goods, focus on auto parts and processed & packaged goods. Investment brokers are best in financials. Home healthcare (AMED), medical instruments (MMSI, LMAT, CMN, ATRS), and medical appliances (SPNC, CNMD, WMGI) are top scoring in healthcare. Concentrate on general building materials (USLM) and aerospace/defense (LMIA) in industrials. Resorts/casinos, education (STRA), and catalogs (NSIT) are top scoring in services. The best technology groups are diversified electronics, specialized semi (MPWR), and communication equipment (CMTL, VCRA).

 

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